Sunjwan Attack: NIA files charge-sheet against 12 accused persons

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National Investigation Agency (NIA)

SRINAGAR — National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday said that it has filed a chargesheet against 12 accused persons in connection with the Sunjwan attack.

In a statement issued to the news agency KNO, the NIA spokesman said that today, NIA filed a charge-sheet in NIA Special Court, Jammu against 12 accused persons in the NIA case relating to the conspiracy hatched among Kashmir-based “terrorist operatives, Pakistan-based leadership/handlers and terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), in furtherance to which, two JeM terrorists were infiltrated into India through a tunnel.”

The statement said that the tunnel had been excavated on the international border in the area falling under BOP Chack Faqira in the Samba sector in J&K in order with the intention of disrupting the scheduled visit of Hon’ble Prime Minister in the Jammu region of J&K. “The movement of the said terrorists was intercepted by the security forces and both terrorists were killed in an encounter with the security forces in the area of Sunjwan, Jammu, J&K,” it said.

The case was initially registered as FIR No. 115/2022 dated 22.04.2022 at Police Station Bahu Fort, Jammu and re-registered by NIA on 26.04.2022, the NIA said, adding that the details of the accused charge-sheeted include Shafeeq Ahmad Sheikh son of Ghulam Ahmad Sheikh resident of Munghama, PS Tral District Pulwama, J&K; Bilal Ahmad Wagay son of Bashir Ahmad Wagay resident of Takia Magam, PS Kokernag, District Anantnag J&K; Mohd Ishaq Chopan son of Mohd Ibrahim Chopan resident of Takia Magam, PS Kokernag, District Anantnag, J&K; Abid Mushtaq Mir son of Mushtaq Ahmad Mir resident of Putrigam, Pulwama resident of Gudoora, District Pulwama, J&K.

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The accused also include Asif Ahmad Sheikh son of Ghulam Ahmad Sheikh resident of Munghama, PS Tral District Pulwama, J&K; Slain terrorist No. 1 of JeM resident of Pakistan (charge stands abated); Slain terrorist No. 2 of JeM resident of Pakistan. (charge stands abated), Masood Azhar Alvi alais Masood Azhar alias Maulana son of Allah Baksh Sabir resident of Markaz Usman-o-Ali, Bahawalpur-Karachi Road, Bahawalpur, Pakistan; Rouf Asgar Alvi alias Abdul Rouf Asgar son of Allah Bakash Sabir resident of Kousar Colony, Bahawalpur, Pakistan; Mohammad Mussdaiq alias Doctor alias Abdul Manan alias Wahid Khan resident of Shakargarh-Sailkot, Pakistan; Shahid Latif alias Chotta Shahid alias Noor Al Din resident of Markaz Abdullah Bin Mubarak, Tehsil Daska, District Sialkot/More Aminabad, Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan; Masood Ilyas Kashmiri alias Abu Mohammad resident of Rawalakot, PoJK, CC-Maktaba; Masror, Maqbool Shaheed, Near Markazi Jamia Masjid Rawalakot, Poonch, PoJK.

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The statement said that the investigation has revealed that the accused Shafeeq Ahmad Sheikh, Bilal Ahmad Wagay, Mohd Ishaq Chopan, Abid Mushtaq Mir and Asif Ahmad Sheikh entered into a criminal conspiracy with two freshly infiltrated Pakistani JeM militants and JeM leadership, namely Moulana Masood Azhar Alvi alias Massod Azhar, Rouf Asgar Alvi alias Abdul Rouf Asgar and launching commanders namely Mohammed Mussadiq alias Doctor, Shahid Latif alias Noor Al Din, Masood Ilyas Kashmiri alias Abu Mohammed in the furtherance of which they received, transported and provided logistic support to newly infiltrated “JeM terrorists who entered into Indian territory to execute a suicidal attack on the security forces and other vital installations in Jammu region with a view to disrupting the scheduled visit of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 24.04.2022.”

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