The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken a significant step in its pursuit of justice by announcing a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of eight absconding criminals. Among them is Arshdeep Singh Gill, aka Arsh Dalla, a designated terrorist associated with the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) based in Canada.
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) recognized Dalla as a designated terrorist on January 9. This classification was a result of his involvement in grave offenses such as murder, extortion, targeted killings, and other acts of terror.
In addition to Dalla, the NIA has placed a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh on Gaurav Patyal. Furthermore, a reward of Rs 1 lakh each has been offered for the capture of Sandeep alias Bandar, Sukhdool Singh, Gurpinder Singh alias Baba Dalla, Dinesh Sharma, Neeraj Pandit, and Dalesh Singh Kotia. All of these individuals are currently on the run and are wanted by the NIA for their involvement in various cases related to terrorism.
These fugitives are known to operate from overseas locations. The NIA has even submitted an application to a Delhi Court, requesting the issuance of Proclamation (for person absconding) under Section 82 of CrPC. During recent court proceedings, the NIA informed the judge about the absconding status of all the accused, emphasizing the challenges faced in executing non-bailable warrants against them.
The NIA’s announcement of cash rewards aims to encourage public cooperation in bringing these criminals to justice and ensuring the safety of the nation.