National Investigating Agency (NIA)

SRINAGAR — The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed a charge sheet against eight accused persons in a case related to hatching a conspiracy by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants to carry out attacks in south Kashmir.

In a statement issued to the news agency KNO, a spokesperson said that NIA filed a charge sheet in NIA Special Court Jammu in the case pertaining to the conspiracy hatched by local and Pakistani militants of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), along with OGWs, to execute militant acts against security forces in south Kashmir.

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The statement reads that the case was initially registered as FIR No. 50/2022 dated 11.03.2022 at PS Pulwama and re-registered by NIA on 08.04.2022.

“Investigations have revealed that the accused persons had provided safe shelter, transportation and other logistics support to JeM militant Aquaib Mushtaq Bhat and Kamaal Bhai @ Jatt, who were planning to carry out militant acts against the security forces. Subsequently, security forces had launched a search operation in the area of Chewa Kalan in Pulwama in which both of them were killed,” it reads.

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It reads that the charge sheet was filed against Naseer Ahmed Malik, Imtiyaz Ahmed Rather, Rayees Ahmed Sheikh, Yawer Rashid Ganaie, Suhail Ahmed Khan, Shahid Ahmed Shergojri, Anayat Gulzar Bhat and Jahangir Ahmed Dar—all residents of Pulwama.

The statement reads that further investigations in the case are in progress.

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