JeA Chief’s Killing: No accused acquitted yet, says NIA

National Investigating Agency (NIA)

SRINAGAR — The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday said that in the case related to the killing of Jamiat-e-Ahle Hadith Moulana Showkat Ahmed, trials are being conducted by the investigating agency.

“On December 11, 2020, there was a misleading news published by some media houses that NIA Court in Srinagar has acquitted all accused in a case related to killing of chief of Jamiat-e-Ahle Hadith, J&K,” a statement issued by the NIA said, adding that “it is clarified that for all the cases of NIA in Jammu & Kashmir, the trials are conducted by NIA Special Court at Jammu, which has been designated by Ministry of Home Affairs and Hon’ble High Court of Jammu and Kashmir.”

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It said that in the current year 2020, all the designated NIA Special Courts in India have pronounced judgements in 11 cases till date and NIA has been able to secure 100 percent conviction.

“The reference to the term NIA Court in respect of the designated Court dealing with Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act cases in Srinagar is misinformation, leading to raising of doubts about NIA’s working,” the statement added.

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