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NIA arrests man from UP in RSS leader killing case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The NIA has arrested a suspected arms supplier from in connection with its probe into the killing of in Punjab's in October 2017.

An agency said alias Farru, who had been on the run, was arrested last night from his house in Kotwali area in

"was wanted in connection with supplying arms to alias Shera, one of the main accused in the cases related to targeted killings in in 2016-2017," the said.

is eleventh person to be arrested by the agency during its probe.

He said Parvez was produced before a special court in Mohali, which sent him to one-day custody of the agency today.

The weapons supplied by Parvez, he said, were "used" in several of the eight incidents committed as part of an international conspiracy with an objective to de-stabilise the law and order situation in and to revive militancy in the state.

In October last year, two unidentified people had killed Gosain, the of Raghunathnagar Shakha of the Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Ludhiana, when he was sitting outside his house.

Minister had then said that the state would hand over the probe into this case to the (NIA).

The killing of the was the latest in a series of murderous attacks on right-wing and religious leaders in Punjab.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 20:20 IST