NIA Seeks Public Assistance: Releases Photos of Suspects Involved in Indian Embassy Attack in US

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Appealing to the Public for Information: NIA Takes Steps to Identify & Apprehend Accused in San Francisco Incident

NIA Releases Photos of Suspects

NEW-DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken a significant step towards identifying and apprehending suspects involved in the attack on the Indian Embassy in San Francisco, USA, that occurred in March 2023. The investigative agency has released photographs of 10 individuals believed to be connected with the incident, urging the general public to provide any crucial information that could aid in their arrest.

In a bid to solicit public assistance, the NIA has issued three separate "request for identification and information notices" against the accused. The agency has emphasized the importance of swift information sharing, ensuring confidentiality for those who come forward with pertinent details about the suspects.

The contact details to share information with NIA are as follows:

- NIA Headquarters, New Delhi, Control Room- Tel No: 011-24368800, Whatsapp/Telegram: +91-8585931100, Email Id:

- NIA Branch Office, Chandigarh- Tel No: 0172-2682900, 2682901, Whatsapp/Telegram No: 7743002947, Email Id:

Notably, The Attack on the Indian Consulate in San Francisco occurred during the intervening night of March 18 and 19, 2023. The assailants, purportedly Garamkhaili supporters, infiltrated the consulate premises and attempted to set it ablaze. Additionally, they vandalized the consulate building and raised Khalistani flags on the premises, causing significant damage and injuring embassy officials.

The NIA initiated an investigation into the matter on June 16, 2023, registering a case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including Sections 109, 120-B, 147, 148, 149, 323, 436, 448, and 452, as well as Section 13 of the UA(P) Act, among others. Following the case registration, an NIA team visited San Francisco in August to further probe the incident and gather crucial evidence.