New Delhi, May 22 (Udaipur Kiran): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today filed the Charge Sheet in a case related to an attempt to carry out attack on a Police Party at TRC (Tourist Reception Centre), Srinagar, on 24th Nov, 2018 by terrorists belonging to Islamic State of Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK).
Initially, a case was registered on November 24 last year by J&K Police at PS Kothibagh, Srinagar and three accused were arrested into the matter. The accused were identified as Tahir Ahmad Khan, resident of Pulwama, Haris Mushtaq Khan, a resident of Wathura, Budgam and Asif Suhail Nadaf, a resident of Rainawari, Srinagar.
During their search, two pistols, fourteen live rounds and three hand grenades were recovered from their possession along with an ISIS flag. The case was subsequently taken over by NIA for investigation on December 13, 2018.
During investigation by NIA, accused Asif Majid Khan was arrested on December 25, 2018. He was allegedly involved in harbouring the other co-accused persons. One illegal12-bore single barrel gun without number and two KF-12 cartridges were recovered on his disclosure.
Investigation further revealed that accused persons who were arrested earlier namely Tahir Ahmad Khan, Haris Mushtaq Khan and Asif Suhail Nadaf were active cadres of Islamic State Jammu & Kashmir (ISJK), a Kashmir based terrorist affiliate of proscribed International terrorist organisation ISIS.
Investigation unearthed a larger conspiracy of these terrorist elements propagating Pan-Islamic ideology of ISIS by recruiting and radicalising Kashmiri youth towards Jihad and targeting security forces.
It was also revealed that three other accused persons in the case namely Ishfaq Ahmad Sofi alias Abdullah, Pervez Ahmad Bhat alias Khubaib and Asif Nazir Dar alias Anwar were killed during different encounters that took place between the ISJK cadres and security forces across the Kashmir valley.
The officials in NIA said that the Charge-Sheet has been filed in the Special NIA Court, Jammu against available accused persons namely under different sections of the Explosive Substances Act and Arms Act. The Agency is further investigating into the matter.
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