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J&K SIA Produces Charge Sheet Against 3 LeT Terrorists

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By: Shabeer Ahmad | SRINAGAR
Updated: October 28, 2022 21:53
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The Jammu and Kashmir State Investigation Agency (SIA) on Friday said that it had produced a charge sheet against three uncategorised militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba in a special court.

Of the three militants, two are juveniles and were produced before the juvenile justice board, Baramulla. The third, Tahir Nisar Sheikh, son of Nisar Rahid Mushtaq Ganie and resident of Bagh-i-Rehmat Sopore, was produced in the court of the special judge designated under the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Act (TADA/POTA), Baramulla.

The case was initially registered in Police Station Tarzoo, Sopore on the receipt of a docket from Police Component Sopore that militants are in search of an opportunity to attack police and security forces in the general area of Takiybal, Sopore.

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Based on the information, a Joint Naka comprising of Nafri of Army 52 RR, CRPF 177 BN and Police Component Sopore was established at Takiybal Sopore near Govt. Primary School.

During checking, three persons were seen under suspicious conditions coming from Darnambal towards Takiybal Sopore. On seeing the Naka parties, the trio tried to escape but were promptly caught by the security forces.

According to a police spokesperson, during their search, one pistol with a magazine and seven live cartridges was recovered from the possession of one of the juveniles. One AK47 rifle and one live hand grenade were recovered from the possession of the other juvenile, while one pistol with a magazine and three live cartridges was recovered from the possession of Tahir Nisar Sheikh.

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The trio are un-categorized militants of the proscribed militant organisation LeT and had planned to carry out a militant attack. The investigation of the case was transferred to SIA, Srinagar on July 16 for further investigation, the official said.

SIA also said that militant handlers, namely @Zarar and @Haroon, both residents of Pakistan, have used cyberspace for instigating, enticing, and motivating Kashmiri youth, including the accused persons, to join militant ranks and provide logistics for running militant modules.

The identities of handlers in Pakistan are being ascertained and action to expose them and submit evidence against them would follow during the further course of an investigation.

“These handlers had motivated the accused to act as their sub-agent and provide logistics for sabotage and carry out attacks on security forces and vital installations to meet the objective of the secession of J&K from the Union of India,” SIA added.

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