SIU files chargesheet against five militant associates in Shopian

SRINAGAR — The State Investigation Unit of Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday produced a chargesheet against five militant associates before National Investigation Agency Court Kulgam in militancy related case.

Police spokesman in a statement said that the SIU Shopian presented a charge sheet in case FIR No. 83/2022 U/S 17,18,20, 23 & 39 UA (P) Act, 7/25 I.A. Act of Police Station Kellar before the Court of Special Judge Kulgam (designated under NIA Act), against five (05) accused persons (terrorist associates).

“The accused persons include Aaqib Hussain Nanda son of Aashiq Hussain Nanda, Gowhar Manzoor Bhat son of Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, residents of Drabgam Pulwama, Aasif Lateef son of Lateef Ahmed Naik resident of Babapora Zainapora, Afloq Yousuf Digoo son of Mohd Yousuf Digoo & Umer Hussain Dar son of Mohammad Amin Dar, residents of Naina Batpora, Pulwama. They were part of conspiracy well hatched by accused active terrorist Raqeeb-Ul-lah resident of Pakistan (linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT) and accused Late Uzair Ashraf son of Mohd Ashraf Dar resident of Melhora Shopian of terror outfit LeT (now killed)”, the statement said.

“Worth to mention here that in the previous year, two terrorist associates of proscribed terror outfit LeT namely Gowhar Manzoor Bhat & Aaqib Hussain Nanda were apprehended at a checkpoint jointly laid by Police, CRPF & Army at village Gulabtang Keller. From their possession, incriminating materials, arms & ammunition, cash were recovered by the joint party. During investigation, three more terrorist associates namely Asif Lateef, Afloq Yousuf & Umer Hussain Dar were arrested besides involvement of one terrorist namely Uzair Ashraf (now Killed) also surfaced.”

“The spokesperson said that during the course of further investigation, it has been found that the above mentioned accused persons were working as terrorist associates on the instance of one Pakistani based active terrorist namely Raqeeb-ul-lah of proscribed terror outfit LeT. The investigation conducted has revealed that the accused persons had developed links with the active terrorists and were providing them all kind of support knowingly. They were found active supporters of proscribed terror outfit LeT.”

SIU Shopian will continue investigation on other parts of the case so that accused persons are produced before Hon’ble Court for justice, the statement added. — (KDC)