The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed a chargesheet against 16 foreign persons for allegedly launching a separatist campaign under the banner of Referendum 2020 (Sikh for Justice).
NIA has filed the charge sheet in connection with its probe into a separatist plot to build Khalistan.
A NIA spokesman said that the names of those who have been included in the charge sheet include New York-based Gurpatwant Singh Pananu, Hardeep Singh Nijjar, Paramjit Singh alias Pamma, Avtar Singh Pananu, Gurpreet Singh Rebel, Harpreet Singh, Sarabjit Singh, Amardeep Singh Purwal, JS Dhaliwal, Dupinderjit Singh, Kulwant Singh, Harjap Singh, Sarabjit Singh, Jatinder Singh Grewal, Kulwant Singh Motha and Dare Singh.
The official said that 16 nominated accused are members of the Sikh for Justice, which has been declared as an ‘unlawful organisation’ under the Unlawful Activities Act.
All these Khalistani accused are sitting in the US, Australia, Canada and the UK and plotting against India.
The official said that during the investigation, it was revealed that the Sikh for Justice(SFJ) had set up its offices in various foreign countries, such as the US, Canada, Britain, Australia, etc., under the guise of human rights advocacy group.
The Sikh for Justice is receiving support from Pakistan and has tried to spread unrest in India and fragment it. In fact, it is a big part of the conspiracy of Khalistans sitting in Pakistan.
The Sikh for Justice is engaged in spreading propaganda through social media, phone calls, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, websites. The official said that these people are involved in disrupting peace and harmony and raising funds for terrorist activities.