The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is conducting multiple raids in Haryana and Rajasthan as part of a money laundering investigation against the jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi and his gang members.
The raids are being carried out under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The ED’s action stems from FIR and charge sheets filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Haryana and Rajasthan as part of a money laundering investigation against the Lawrence Bishnoi gang.
The NIA registered three FIRs against the alleged nexus between gangsters, drug smugglers, and terrorist groups based in other countries, including Pakistan and Canada.
According to the NIA, conspiracies were being hatched in jails in various states and were being executed by an organised network of foreign-based operatives committing acts of terrorism in India.
The organized crime gangsters are engaged in planning and commissioning serious crimes, including contract and revenge killings, in association with criminals lodged in jails across India, officials added.