‘OGW Nexus’: SIA files chargesheet against four accused

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SRINAGAR — State Investigation Agency (SIA) Kashmir on Saturday said that it has presented a chargesheet against four accused in NIA Court in Srinagar on a militant-OGW nexus before the Court of Special Judge designated under NIA Act in summer capital Srinagar.

In a statement to the news agency KDC, the agency said that SIA on March 4, 2023 charge sheeted four ‘terror accused’ namely Umar Mushtaq Khan son of Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, resident of Begum Bagh Kakapora Pulwama, Murtaza Rashid Dar son of Ab. Rashid Dar, resident of Samboora Pulwama, Sajjad Ahmad Dar son of Gh. Nabi Dar, resident of Dethoo Herpora Shangus Anantnag and Ali Kashif Jan alias Jan Ali Kashif son of Gohar Ali, resident of village Doisrah Tehsil Sharsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan of Jaish-e-Mohammad ‘terrorist’ outfit based/operated from Pakistan before the Special Judge Designate under NIA Act Srinagar in case FIR No. 16/2022 of Police Station CI-SIA Kashmir U/S 13, 18, 38 and 39 of UA (P) Act read with Section 121, 120B of IPC.

They said that on September 1, 2022, a case FIR No. 16/2022 under relevant sections of law was lodged at Police Station CIK (SIA) Kashmir “based on credible inputs that handlers of terrorist / secessionist organizations operating across the border have hatched a criminal conspiracy with members of prescribed terrorist organizations operating in UT of J&K have created new modules of OGWs for aiding/abetting/assisting/harbouring and providing a variety of logistic support to terrorists/secessionist organizations, with the intention to further terrorist and unlawful activities in UT of J&K.”

“These modules of OGWs under a well-nit conspiracy have been created/formed not only for providing a variety of support to terrorist organizations but also to fight a proxy war in UT of J&K with a larger objective of secession of UT of J&K from Union of India by waging war against Government of India / UT of J&K,” it said.

“It has further been revealed that these modules of OGWs are operating in secrecy with adversaries and operate independent of each other,” the statement said, adding that the “modules are in constant/continuous touch with handlers/members of terrorist organizations across the border in Pakistan, amongst other modes of communication it is learned that encrypted internet messaging platforms, besides other software applications are being used.”

“The above information disclosed a cognizable offense and attracted offenses punishable by U/S 13, 18, 19, 38, 39, 40 UA(P) Act and 121, 120B, IPC,” it said.

The SIA further said, “During the investigation, accused (1), (2) and (3) who have been found involved in the commission of terror crime. They were found having clandestine connections with Pak-based terrorist Ali Kashif Jan alias Ali Kashif of prescribed terrorist outfit JeM through social media and other secret messaging apps working with a motive to promote terrorist activities, besides procuring arms/ammunition and distributing them among the terrorists for carrying out terrorist activities and waging war against the Union of India.”

After the case was thoroughly investigated, the case has been proved and charge-sheeted on Saturday before the Court of Special Judge Designated under NIA Act Srinagar against three accused persons mentioned supra under Sections 13, 18, 38 and 39 of UA(P) Act read with 121, 120B IPC including one entity based in Pakistan against whom proceedings under Section 299 of CrPC have been initiated, the statement added.

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