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India: NIA conducts searches on Sri Lanka-Pak drug & arms mafia operatives

Bibliometric Details: Issue No: 7 | Issue Month:July | Issue Year:2022

Searches performed by India’s Nationwide Investigation Agency (NIA) in reference to a treatment& arms smuggling case, has ended in the recovery and seizure of gadgets and incriminating documents. The premier agency accountable for investigating alarm-linked crimes in India had performed searches throughout 22 premises acknowledged to be linked to a Sri Lankan drug mafia, throughout the Southern Indian Sing of Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu’s capital city Chennai and other districts equivalent to Thiruppur, Chengalpattu and Thiruchirapally were the locations that witnessed searches by the sleuths. In step with the NIA, that is claimed to be in reference to unlawful actions of the Sri Lankan drug mafia being operated by C.Gunashekharan and Pushparajah, in association with Haji Salim, a Pakistan-essentially based treatment and arms seller. 

“These treatment and arms traffickers had been working in India and Sri Lanka and dealing for the revival of LTTE and to additional its violent actions”, acknowledged the agency. The searches are essentially based on a suo motu case that NIA registered in most modern weeks. The case used to be filed below sections that covered extreme offences that fall below criminal conspiracy, Unlawful Actions Prevention Act and the Narcotic Tablets and Psychotropic Substances Act and so forth. 

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The case is claimed to be linked to the seizure of Ak-47 rifles and heroin from a Sri Lankan boat off the Kerala soar, in 2021. 

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