December 4, 2008 4:04:18 pm
Ranjit Singh Neeta (Khalistan Zindabad Force)
Age – Unknown
Neeta, a resident of Ward 2 in Jammu city’s Sumbal Camp area, is the only Khalistan terrorist to be still active among the five whom India has demanded from Pakistan. A leader of the Sikh separatist group, the Khalistan Zindabad Force, he started his career as a small-time criminal and developed contacts with smugglers in the R.S. Pora and Samba areas.
Neeta’s Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) has close links with the ISI, and is committed to joint action with Jammu and Kashmir terrorist groups, notably the Hizbul Mujahideen.
Despite recent losses – Neeta’s second in command, Amritpal Singh Romi, was killed in an encounter in 2000 – the KZF remains active.
Over half a dozen FIRs have been filed against Neeta after bomb blasts on trains and buses running between Jammu and Pathankot between 1988 and 1999. The most recent one being the FIR filed by the Kathua police in October 2001, for the assassination of Deputy Superintendent of Police Devinder Sharma.
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