Case against individual in US and linking with Indian official matter of concern: MEA

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The MEA spokesperson mentioned that the US aspect shared some inputs associated to nexus between organised crimes, gun runners, terrorists and extremists and India takes these inputs “very seriously.”

The Ministry of External Affairs has responded to the US Justice Department indictment of an Indian nationwide in an alleged foiled assassination plot in the US. In a information briefing the MEA on Thursday mentioned {that a} case filed against an individual in a US court docket and allegedly linking him to an Indian official is a “matter of concern” and is opposite to authorities coverage. 

“We cannot share any further information on such security matters. As regards the case against an individual that has been filed in a US court allegedly linking him to an Indian official, this is a matter of concern. We have said and let me reiterate that this is contrary to government policy. The nexus between organised crime, trafficking and gun running and extremists at an international level is a serious issue for law enforcement agencies and organisations to consider and it is precisely for that reason that a high-level committee has been constituted and we will obviously be guided by its results” MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned. 

The MEA spokesperson mentioned that the US aspect shared some inputs associated to nexus between organised crimes, gun runners, terrorists and extremists and India takes these inputs “very seriously.” 

“During the course of discussions with US on bilateral security cooperation, the US side shared some inputs pertaining to nexus between organised crimes, gun runners, terrorists and extremists. We take such inputs very seriously and high-level inquiry committee has been constituted to look into all the relevant aspects of the matter, and necessary follow-up action will be taken based on the findings of the inquiry committee. You would have seen this in our statements that we have issued” MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned.

The MEAs assertion comes after the Justice Department unsealed an indictment against an Indian nationwide for his alleged involvement in a foiled plot to assassinate a US-based chief of the Sikh Separatist Movement and a citizen in New York.

The US Justice Department has claimed that an Indian authorities worker (named CC-1), who was not recognized in the indictment filed in a federal court docket in Manhattan, recruited an Indian nationwide named Nikhil Gupta to rent a hitman to allegedly perform the assassination of the Sikh Separatist, which was foiled by US authorities.

Gupta is at the moment in custody and has been charged with murder-for-hire, which carries a most sentence of 10 years in jail. Czech authorities had arrested and detained Gupta on June 30, pursuant to the bilateral extradition treaty between the United States and the Czech Republic.

The US Justice Department claimed that Gupta, is an affiliate of CC-1, and has described his involvement in worldwide narcotics and weapons trafficking in his communications with CC-1. The indictment claims CC -1 directed the assassination plot from India.

The US Justice Department claimed that in or about May 2023, CC-1 recruited Gupta to orchestrate the assassination of the activist in the United States. At CC-1’s course, Gupta contacted an individual whom he believed to be a legal affiliate, however who was in truth a confidential supply working with the DEA. 

The supply it’s alleged launched Gupta to a purported hitman, who was a DEA undercover officer.The purported hitman was supplied USD 100,000 to homicide the Separatist chief, the Justice Department claims. The expenses contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed harmless except and till confirmed responsible. 


Nilesh Desai
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