KISHTWAR — National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday issued a non-bailable warrant against 13 Kishtwar-based militants operating from across the border.

“Upon request of Kishtwar Police, NIA Special Court, Jammu, issued non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against 13 (militants) who hail from district Kishtwar but they are settled and operating from PAK,” reads a statement as per the news agency GNS.

The names of militants, as per the statement, include Shahnawaz Kanth alias Munna alias Umer son of Abdul Rasheed, resident of Hullar Kishtwar; Nayeem Ahmed alias Amir/Gazi son of Gh. Nabi Gundna, resident of Near Jamia Masjid Kishtwar; Mohd Iqbal alias Bilal son of Mohd Akber Butt, resident of Near Kichloo Market Kishtwar; Shahnawaz alias Nayeem son of Gh. Mohd, resident of Chirool Padyarna; Javid Hussain Giri alias Muzamil son of Mohd Amin Giri, resident of Kundali Pochal.

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Bashir Ahmed Mughal son of Gh. Qadir Mughal, resident of Jugna Keshwan; Gazi-ul-Din son of Mohd Ayoub Guijer, resident of Jugna Keshwan; Sattar Din alias Rajab alias Saifullah son of Mehar Din Gujjar, resident of Jugna Keshwan; Imtiyaz Ahmed alias Dawood son of Aziz Mohd Sheikh, resident of Banderna Kishtwar; Shabir Ahmed son of Ghulam Mohi-Ud-Din, resident of Kither Bonjwah also figure in the list.

Besides, the other names in the list include Mohd Rafig Keen son of Bashir Ahmed Keen, resident of Patnazi Bonjwah; Muzaffer Ahmed son of Abdul Ahmed Dev, resident of Semna Colony Zewar Kishtwar and Azad Hussain son of Abdul Majeed, resident of Affani Padder, presently residing in PAK.

“The warrants have been issued in NIA case FIR 272/2022 (J&K Terror-related case), which stands charged with offenses in case FIR No. 272/2022 under Section 120-B/121-A/IPC, 13/18/39/UAPA of P/S Kishtwar. SSP Kishtwar Khalil Poswal said that the Chief Investigation Officer (CIO) of Kishtwar Police approached the Special NIA Court for issuing non-bailable warrants against the above accused for their active involvement in terror activities for creating unrest in the Chenab valley and other parts of Jammu and Kashmir,” the statement reads.

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“They mobilized sleeper cells and pushed them into J&K in connivance with secessionist and separatist leaders for waging war against the Government of India with the nefarious design of seceding Jammu and Kashmir from Union of India,” the statement said, adding that further investigation in the case is underway.

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