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India Seeks US Help In San Francisco Consulate Attack Case

India Seeks US Help In San Francisco Consulate Attack Case

NEW DELHI, (IANS) – India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has requested evidence from the US — under the mutual legal assistance treaty — in the San Francisco Indian consulate attack case.

NIA sources said 45 faces that were zeroed in through CCTV footage scanning have also been mostly identified through crowd sourcing.

On September 21, the NIA had released pictures of 10 as wanted in the March 2023 case of attack and vandalism at the Indian Consulate in San Francisco and and sought information about them from the public.

The agency has issued three separate “Request for Identification and Information” notices against the wanted accused, seeking any information of importance that could lead to their arrest or apprehension.

While two of the notices carry photographs of two accused each, the third notice shows pictures of the other six accused allegedly involved in the case.

The attack on the Indian Consulate in San Francisco had taken place in March 2023. On the same day, March 19, slogan shouting Khalistani supporters had broken through makeshift security barriers installed by city police and raised two so-called Khalistani flags in the Consulate premises and damaged the consulate building.

Further, in July, a person had trespassed into the consulate and attempted to set the consulate on fire while consulate officials were inside the building.

An NIA team was in San Francisco in August for investigations.

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