Chargesheet Filed Against 9 In Drugs, Arms Case

SRINAGAR: Kupwara Police has filed a charge sheet against nine  accused persons in a narco-terrorism case related to the recovery of a huge cache of arms and ammunition and narcotics in Karnah area of Kupwara district.

A police spokesman in a statement said that the charge sheet was filed in the Special NIA Court Baramulla  against the six  arrested accused and their three handlers presently based in Pakistan Administered Kashmir.

The spokesman said that the six accused arrested persons are Adil Husain Shah son of  Mir Hyder Shah resident of Takiya Bhadur Kote Karnah, Fariz Hussain Shah son Mir Shah resident of Padna Prada Karnah , Rafiq Ahmad Tanch son of Mohammad Khan Tanch  resident of Bayiadi Karnah , Amir Fareed Tanch son of Fareed Ahmad Tanch resident of Biyadi Karnah, Mohammad Farooq  Badan son of Yousf Badan  resident of Amrohi Karnah and Umar Ashraf Lone son of  Mohammad Ashraf Lone resident of Vijipopra Hajan district Bandipora .

“Investigation has established that the nine  charge-sheeted accused persons were part of a deep-rooted conspiracy for procuring arms , ammunition and narcotics from across the LoC and then supplying it to militants active in the Valley,” he said.

“The narcotic drugs were sold for generating funds in J&K and other parts of India in close association with operatives of banned terrorist outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) based across the border in Pakistan,” he added.

The spokesman said that the funds generated were pumped for furtherance of militant activities in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir through a network of over ground workers arrested in the case.

“The Pakistan based militant handlers chargesheeted under section 299 CrPC in the case are Mohammad Sadiq Shah son of Akbar Shah originally hailing from Panjtara Karnah , Tanzeer Ahmad son of Mangta Shah Originally hailing from Karnah now based in Muzafarabad and Mahmood Shah son of Maqsood Shah originally a resident of Panjtara Karnah,” said the spokesman.

“The case was registered at the Karnah Police Station of  Kupwara district on November 2, 2021 after accused Adil Shah was arrested from whose possession 02 AK Rifles, 02 AK Magazines  and 208 Rds of AK were recovered on a specific information developed by Police,” he said.

He added that further investigations led to the recovery of 04 Pistols, 05 Pistol Magazines and one packet of Brown sugar and also the arrest of other accused persons in the case .

“The investigations of the case were carried by DySP Sayed Majeed under the supervision of Addl SP Kupwara Pardeep Singh,” he further added.

“The arrest of this OGW module of narco-terrorism in this case is  a major setback to the militants and their handlers involved in supplying of arms and ammunition and funds to the militants in the Valley,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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