According to sources, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) launched massive multi-state raids on Tuesday morning targeting gangster nexuses in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan, and Haryana.
In an ongoing case aimed at dismantling and disrupting the emerging nexus between terrorists, gangsters and drug smugglers based in India and abroad, raids are being conducted on residential and other premises linked to gangsters in more than six districts across these four states and Delhi.
Lawrence Bishnoi, Neeraj Bawana, Tillu Tazpuriya and Goldy Brar, who are already being investigated by the anti-terror agency, are the targets of the raids. A number of gangsters were questioned by the NIA prior to these searches.
A mega search operation conducted across 52 locations in four north Indian states and Delhi in October led to the arrest of an advocate here and a gangster from Haryana.