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NIA files chargesheet against 7 Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen terrorists in J&K conspiracy case

 The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said it has filed a chargesheet against seven terrorists of Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen (TuM) before a special Jammu court in connection with the Poonch conspiracy case of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).
 

NIA files chargesheet against 7 Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen terrorists in J&K conspiracy case-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published Jun 25, 2021, 1:50 PM IST
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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge sheet against seven alleged Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen (TuM) terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.

The accused have been identified as Mohammed Mustafa Khan, Yaseen, Farooq, Ibrar, Javid Khan, Sher Ali and Rafiq Nai.

According to officials in the NIA all the accused have been charged under various sections of IPC, Arms Act, Explosive Substance Act and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention Act (UAPA).

The officials said, “In the chargesheet, the NIA has accused that the named persons were part of a deep-rooted criminal conspiracy by Pakistan-based handlers of TuM and their terror associates based in Poonch and Kuwait to execute terrorist activities and wage war against the Indian state.”

The case relates to the arrest of Mohammad Mustafa Khan by J&K Police on December 27 last year and also the recovery of six hand grenades along with other documents from his residence.

A case was registered at the Mendhar police station of Poonch District. The NIA took over the probe on March 16 this year.

It has alleged that the seven persons were part of a deep-rooted conspiracy by Pakistan-based handlers of TuM and their terror associates based in Poonch and Kuwait to execute terrorist activities and wage war against India.

Absconding accused Rafiq Nai and other handlers in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir – with assistance from Sher Ali based in Kuwait and others operating on the Indian side in Poonch – smuggled arms, ammunition, explosives and narcotics into Indian territory.

"They were taking advantage of geography, affinities of religion, culture and other ties cutting across both sides of the LoC," the official said.

“During the course of investigation, a large cache of arms, ammunition, explosives, narcotics along with flags, posters and other incriminating material belonging to terror outfit TuM, which were hidden at different places in Poonch, were recovered,” said the NIA.

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