NIA files chargesheet against six accused in drone case

National Investigation Agency (NIA)

SRINAGAR — The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet against six accused persons in a case related to drone recovery and other ammunition in Kathua district.

According to the news agency KNO, NIA filed the chargesheet in NIA Special Court, Jammu in the case pertaining to the interception of a drone (Hexacopter), recovery of drone (Hexacopter) and rounds of UBGL and Magnetic Bombs from near Dhalli area under of Kathua.

The official statement reads the case was initially registered as FIR No. 114/2022 dated 29.05.2022 at PS Rajbagh, Kathua and re-registered by NIA on 30.07.2022.

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“Investigations revealed that on directions of accused, Sajjad Gul, the Pakistani handler, the accused used to collect, receive and transport the weapons, dropped over drones, to the militants active in Kashmir valley for the commission of terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir,” it reads.

It reads the accused were charge-sheeted under u/s 120B, 121A and 122 of IPC, sections 16, 17, 18, 18B, 20, 23, 38, 39 and 40 of UA (P) Act, 1967, sections 25(1)(a) and 25(1AA) of the Arms Act and sections 4 and 5 of the Explosive Substances Act.

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As per the statement, the accused include Faisal Muneer, Habib, Mian Sohail, Muni Mohd (deceased), Rashid and Sajjad Gul. It further said that investigations in the case were in progress.

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