Srinagar, Mar 4,

State Investigation Agency (SIA) Kashmir on Saturday said that it has presented chargesheet against four accused in NIA Court in Srinagar on in a militant –OGW nexus before Court of special judge designate Under NIA Act in summer capital Srinagar.

In a statement the agency said ” SIA On 04.03.2023 charge sheeted four terror accused namely Umar Mushtaq Khan S/o Mushtaq Ahmad Khan R/o Begum Bagh Kakapora Pulwama, Murtaza Rashid Dar S/o Ab. Rashid Dar R/o Samboora District Pulwama, Sajjad Ahmad Dar S/o Gh. Nabi Dar R/o Dethoo Herpora Shangus District Anantnag and Ali Kashif Jan @ Jan Ali Kashif S/o Gohar Ali R/o Village Doisrah Tehsil/District Sharsadda, Khyber Pakhtunwa, 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 P/S CI-SIA Kashmir U/S 13, 18, 38 & 39 of UA (P) Act r/w section 121, 120B of IPC.’

They said that on 01.09.2022, 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 militans / 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 variety of logistic support to militants /secessionist organizations, with 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 variety of support to terrorist organization 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 Govt. of India / UT of J&K.”

It has further been revealed that these modules of OGWs are operating in secrecy with adversaries and operate independent of each other, 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 learnt that encrypted internet messaging platforms, besides other software applications are being used. “The above information disclosed a cognizable offense and attracted offenses punishable U/S 13, 18, 19, 38, 39, 40 UA(P) Act and 121, 120B, IPC,” it said.

The SIA further said that “During investigation accused (1), (2) & (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 @ 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 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, & 39 of UA(P) Act r/w 121, 120B IPC including one entity based in Pakistan against whom proceedings under section 299 of Cr. PC have been initiated, the statement added.

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