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NIA cracks down on terrorist-drug mafia nexus in four states

National Investigation Agency raided the house of infamous gangster Naresh Sethi on Tuesday (Pic. Courtesy ANI)

The National Investigation Agency in the early hours of Tuesday morning raided the house of infamous gangster Naresh Sethi as a part of the central agency’s mega operation conducted yesterday across the four states of northern India.

The central agency along with local police raided the premises of jailed gangster Naresh Sethi. “The illegal property and bank details of Sethi were also investigated”, said officials. Adding that the raid was conducted for five hours and the relatives were also interrogated during the operation. The National Investigation Agency also searched the premises of Surender alias Cheeku of Narnaul in Haryana; Naveen alias Bali of Bawana in Delhi; Amit alias Dabang of Tajpur in Outer Delhi; Amit Dagar of Gurugram in Haryana; Sandeep alias Bandar, Salim alias Pistol of North-East Delhi; Qurban and Rizwan Khurja of Bulandshahr in UP and their associates.

Earlier today, in a second such mega operation conducted within a span of 36 days to dismantle and disrupt the emerging nexus between terrorists, gangsters and drug smugglers based in India and abroad, the NIA carried out searches at 52 locations in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi as well as the National Capital Region (NCR).

The locations raided by the NIA included Abohar, Bhatinda, Muktsar Sahab, Moga, Ludhiana, Chandigarh and Mohali districts of Punjab; East Gurugram, Bhiwani, Yamuna Nagar, Sonepat, Mahendragarh, Manesar, Rewari, Rohtak and Jhajjar districts of Haryana; Churu, Bharatpur and Alwar districts of Rajasthan; Noida, Bulanshehar and Sonbhadra districts as well as Dwarka, Outer North, Central, Outer and North East districts of Delhi and NCR.