NIA Court declares Ashiq Nengroo as proclaimed offender

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Ashiq Ahmed Nengroo, son of Ghulam Ahmed Nengroo and resident of Hanjan Bala, Rajpora
Ashiq Ahmed Nengroo, son of Ghulam Ahmed Nengroo and resident of Hanjan Bala, Rajpora

SRINAGAR — The NIA court in Pulwama has declared Ashiq Ahmed Nengroo, son of Ghulam Ahmed Nengroo and resident of Hanjan Bala, Rajpora, a proclaimed offender following an application by Pulwama Police.

According to information provided by Pulwama Police, Ashiq Nengroo, also known as Molvi, was designated as an ‘Individual Terrorist’ by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in 2022.

A senior police official said that Nengroo fled to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in 2018 and is currently engaged in anti-national activities from there, enticing local youths towards militancy.

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Nengroo is implicated in multiple FIRs, including cases registered at Police Station Rajpora (42/2022, 50/2023), Police Station Pulwama (129/2013), Police Station Jaggerkotli Jammu (89/2018), Police Station Kathua (191/2018), Police Station Awantipora (20/2019), and Police Station Pulwama (188/2020), among others, related to anti-national and militancy-related activities.

Following his escape to PoK, Nengroo allegedly orchestrated numerous drone deliveries, facilitated weapon transfers, and engaged in hawala transactions to sustain militancy operations in the Union Territory, the officer disclosed.

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Moreover, Nengroo’s involvement in recent FIRs has come to light, where he reportedly reached out to local youths via social media, luring them into joining militant groups and assigning tasks such as weapon transportation.

According to the police, the notable among those influenced are Ruhail Abdullah, son of Mohd Abdullah, involved in FIR number 116/2023 of Police Station Litter, and Shahbaz Ahmed Dar, son of Gh Hasan Dar, of Gulshanabad, implicated in FIR number 331/2023 of Police Station Pulwama.

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