Davinder Singh Case: NIA Files Chargesheet Against Waheed Para, Two Others

SRINAGAR: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed chargesheet against People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Waheed Para and two others in connection with a militancy case in which suspended Jammu and Kashmir police officer Davinder Singh was arrested in 2020.

An NIA spokesman in a statement said that on Monday, March 22, 2021,  NIA filed a supplementary charge sheet against three accused persons namely Shaheen Ahmad Lone, Tafazul Hussain Parimoo and Waheed-ur-Rahman Para under section 120B of the IPC, sections 17, 18, 38, 39 & 40 of the UA (P) Act, and section 25 (1AA) of Arms Act and section 6 of the Explosive Substances Act in NIA Special Court Jammu in Devender Singh Case ( RC-01/2020/NIA/JMU).

“This case arose out of PS Qazigund, Kulgam FIR no. 05/2020 dated 11.01.2020 after the apprehension of two militants of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) namely Syed Naveed Mushtaq, the then-District Commander of HM for the district Shopian and Ganderbal and Rafi Ahmad Rather along with one serving DSP of J&K Police. Devender Singh and Advocate Irfan Shafi Mir, near Al-Stop Naka, Qazigund, while they were travelling from Srinagar to Jammu in the i20 car, owned and driven by accused Advocate Irfan Shafi Mir,” said the spokesman, adding that NIA had re-registered the case as RC-01/2020/NIA/JMU and had taken over the investigation.

“NIA had earlier filed a charge sheet against eight accused in this case,” he said.

“Investigation has revealed that charge-sheeted accused Shaheen Ahmad Lone and Tafazul Hussain Parimoo were involved in gun-running from across the LoC for the militants of banned militant organisations Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) and Lashkar e Taiba (LeT) and were also channelizing funds to the militants for sustaining militant activities in J&K at the behest of handlers located in Pakistan. The investigation has also revealed that charge-sheeted accused Waheed-ur Rahman Para was part of the conspiracy for raising and transferring of militant funds to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) militants for procurement of terrorist hardware and was also a crucial player in sustaining political-separatist-militant nexus in J&K,” he added.

Further investigation in the case continues, said NIA spokesman in a statement.

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