Ashiq Nengroo designated as ‘terrorist’

NEW DELHI — Ashiq Ahmed Nengroo, a dreaded commander of the banned outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), was designated as a terrorist by the Centre on Monday for his involvement in various militancy-related incidents in Jammu Kashmir.

In a notification, the Union home ministry said Nengroo has been involved in the infiltration of terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir and has also been responsible for perpetrating various attacks in Jammu Kashmir.

Nengroo is running a syndicate in Kashmir and is now “engaged in a perilous campaign to orchestrate militancy in Jammu Kashmir”, remote-controlled from Pakistan, the ministry said.

In view of the danger that Nengroo poses to the security of India and in order to deter him from perpetrating violent militant acts, he has been designated as a terrorist under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967), the ministry said.

Nengroo is from Pulwama district in South Kashmir.

His brother Abbass Ahmed Nengroo was JeM militant and was killed in an encounter in 2013. — (PTI)