RELEASES NOTICES WITH PICS OF ACCUSED, PROMISES TO KEEP IDENTITY OF INFORMERS SECRET
New Delhi, 21st Sep : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has released the pictures of 10 wanted accused in the March 2023 case of attack and vandalism at the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, USA, and has sought information about them from the general public.
The agency has issued three separate “Request for Identification & Information” notices against the wanted accused, seeking any information of importance that could lead to their arrest or apprehension. While two of the notices carry photographs of two accused each, the third notice shows pictures of the other six accused allegedly involved in the case RC-18/2023/NIA/DLI.
The NIA has released the following telephone numbers and email ids for sharing of any information on these 10 accused.
1. NIA HEADQUARTER NEW DELHI CONTROL ROOM –
Telephone Number: 011-24368800,
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. NIA Branch Office Chandigarh –
Telephone Number: 0172-2682900, 2682901
WhatsApp/Telegram Number: 7743002947
Email ID: email@example.com
The agency has promised not to reveal the identity of anyone sharing information on the accused.
The attack on the Indian Consulate in San Francisco had taken place in the intervening night of 18th and 19th March 2023 when some pro-khaliatani entities treaspassed into the consulate and tried to burn down the Consulate. On the same day, slogan-shouting Khalistani supporters had broken through the makeshift security barriers raised by the city police and put up two so-called Khalistani flags in the Consultate premises, damaged the consulate building, assaulted and caused injuries to the consulate officials. Further in the intervening night of 1st and 2nd July, some accused person trespassed into the consulate and attempted to set the consulate on fire while consulate officials were inside the building.
The NIA had initiated a probe in the matter after registering a case on 16th June 2023 under sections 109,120-B, 147, 148 ,149, 323,436,448 & 452 of IPC, section 13 of UA (P) Act and section 3(1) of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act. A team of NIA visited San Francisco in the month of August for the investigation of the said case.