SIA Files Chargesheet Against CRPF Man Accused Of Spying

SRINAGAR: The State Investigation Agency (SIA) on Thursday filed a chargesheet against a serving CRPF official, who was allegedly a militant handler of JeM, LeT outfit and ISI agents.

The Special Investigation Agency (SIA) spokesman in a statement said that on 13-10-2022, P/S CIK/SIA Srinagar produced challan (Charge- sheet) before the Court of Special Judge Designated under NIA Act (TADA/POTA) Srinagar U/s 13, 18, 38, 39 UA(P) Act r/w Section, 121, 121-A IPC and Section 3 of official secrets Act, Section, 3 Enemy Agent Ordinance against an operative, a serving CRPF official namely Zulfkar Ali Khatana S/O Altaf Hussain Khatana R/O Kachawa Kokernag a militant handler of JeM/LeT outfit and ISI agents.

The spokesman in a statement said that the case was registered at police station C/SIA Kashmir on the receipt of a credible information through reliable source that one Zulafkar Ali Khatana son of Altaf Hussain Khatana resident of Kachwan, Kathnadi, Larnoo, Kokernag, a serving constable in CRPF posted in CRPF 171-Bn has conspired with and acted at the behest of Pakistan based militant organization(s) and agents of ISI and collected and provided secret/classified information regarding location of vital defense installations, shared confidential documents thereby aided the enemy/adversary to strategise attacks on India and acted on the instructions received from the adversary in its ongoing campaign undertaken by the enemy in subverting the government of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir by giving assistance to the enemy.

“Investigation was set into motion for the logical conclusion of the case for judicial determination, which has been completed in less than six months period by the SIA (Kashmir),” the spokesman said.

It is pertinent to mention here that the militant handlers namely Yousuf Baloch @Zarar @ Qari Maviah @ Hafiz @ Aziz Bai and agents of ISI across border (based in Pak) have used cyber space for instigating, enticing and motivating Kashmiri youth to join militant ranks and raise funds and provide logistics for running militant modules amongst the handlers in Pakistan their identities are being ascertained and action to expose them and submit evidence against them would follow during the further course of investigation which is continuing, he said in a statement.

“These handlers had motivated the accused to act as their sub-agent and provide the desired confidential information besides, to arrange logistics for infiltrating militants and other required designs for the purpose of sabotage and carrying out attacks on security forces/vital installations to meet the objective of secession of J&K from the Union of India,” said SIA spokesman in a statement.


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