NIA files supplementary chargesheet against four JeM operatives

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Srinagar

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed a supplementary chargesheet against four Jaish-e-Mohammad operatives accused of planning to carry out attacks in Delhi-NCR.

A NIA spokesperson said that “On 11.02.2020, NIA filed a supplementary charge-sheet in the NIA Special Court, Delhi in case RC 08/2019/NIA/DLI u/s 120B, 121A of IPC, sec. 18, 19, 20, 38 & 39 of UA(P) Act & sec. 4 & 5 of Explosive Substances Act, against 04 JeM operatives viz. Sajjad Ahmad Khan @ Sajjad, 27 yrs, Bilal Ahmad Mir @ Bilal Mir @ Billa, 23 yrs, Ishfaq Ahmad Bhat @ Ishfaq Bhatt @ Ishfaq, 24 yrs & Mehrajud-Din Chopan @ Mehraj, 22 yrs, all residents of Pulwama.”

“Case pertains to a criminal conspiracy hatched by the senior commanders of JeM to carry out militant attacks in different parts of India including Delhi-NCR,” said the spokesman.

He said that investigation has established that the accused persons are members of proscribed terrorist organisation JeM, who were planning to carry out attacks and propagating the activities of JeM.

“The slain militant Mudassir Ahmad Khan was the mastermind behind this conspiracy. He was one of the main conspirators in Pulwama attack as well and was killed in an encounter with police and security forces in Tral area of district Pulwama J&K on 10.03.2019,” said the spokesman.

“Sajad Ahmad Khan was directly in touch with Mudassir Ahmad Khan. Ishfaq Ahmad Bhat was involved in the transportation of Arms and ammunitions for strengthening JeM in Kashmir and further harboured the operatives of JeM,” he said.

“One hand grenade was recovered from the possession of Mehraj-ud-din Chopan. The hand grenade was procured with the intention of using the same against the security forces in J&K for snatching their weapons,” he added.

Earlier, the NIA had filed a charge sheet in September last year against four accused namely Sajjad Ahmad Khan, Tanveer Ahmad Ganie, Bilal Ahmad Mir a.k.a. Billa and Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat under section 120B and 121A of IPC, sections 18, 18B, 38 & 39 of UA(P) Act and section 4 of Explosive Substances Act.

“Further investigation continues under section 173(8) of CrPC,” said NIA spokesman in a statement.

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