Today, the National Investigation Agency has filed a supplementary charge-sheet before the Special NIA Court in New Delhi. All the three accused are related to the killing of Amit Sharma.
Amit Sharma was the President of an organization called ‘Sri Hindu Takht’. The three accused have been identified as Ashish Kumar, Javed, and Arshad Ali. The case has been found under section 120B of IPC, sections, 16, 18, 20, and 23 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (as amended), and Section 25 of Arms Act, 1959. The investigation by the agency revealed that the accused persons had helped facilitate the crime by supplying illegal firearms used in the murder.
In 2017, Amit Sharma was shot near Jagraon Bridge in Ludhiana. Sharma, who had joined the organization two months ago, and come to meet a friend at a flower shop near a temple. He was about to go back into his car when the two attackers fired four shots. He died on the spot.
The murder happens to be one among eight such cases of serial killings that had taken place in Punjab in 2016-2017. The NIA informed that the culprits had supplied illegal arms including .32 bore pistols along with other weapons.