Srinagar, July 27: National Investigation Agency Monday filed a chargesheet against six accused involved in the Jaish-e-Muhammad’s infiltration bid in Nagrota area of Jammu.
In a detailed press release sent to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), NIA said that it filed a charge-sheet in JeM’s Nagrota Infiltration- transportation module case against six accused persons.
“The six accused include Sameer Ahmed Dar s/o Abdul Rashid Dar r/o Kesrigram, Kakapora, Pulwama, Asif Ahmed Malik, s/o Bashir Ahmed Malik r/o Qazigund, Kakapora, Pulwama, Sartaj Ahmed Mantoo s/o Firdous Ahmed Mantoo r/o Kesrigram, Kakapora Pulwama, Suhaib Manzoor Ahmed Wani r/o Karimabad Pulwama, Zahoor Ahmed Khan s/o Ghulam Hassan Khan r/o Bangund, Wanpora, Pulwama and Suheel Javid alias Suhail Lone s/o Javid Maqbool Lone r/o Wagar, Khan Sahib, Budgam,” the NIA statement said. “The cases have been lodged under section 120B, 121,121A, 122 and 307 IPC, Sections 16,18,19,20,38 and 39 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Sections 7, 25, 27 of the Arms Act, Sections 3,4,5 of Explosive Substances Act and Section 6(1A) of the Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act before the NIA Special Court, Jammu.”
The statement further said that the case arose out of FIR No. 0045/2020 registered at PS Nagrota, District Jammu on January 1, 2020 wherein a truck carrying three freshly infiltrated Pakistani militants was stopped for checking by the naka duty staff at Ban Toll Plaza, Nagrota, Jammu on Pathankot-Sringar Highway at 5:00 AM.
“While the driver Sameer Ahmad Dar and his two associates viz. Asif Ahmad Malik and Sartaj Mantoo escaped taking advantage of pre-dawn darkness, the heavily-armed Pakistani militants hiding inside the cargo cabin of the truck started firing at the police party grievously injuring one security personnel. In the ensuing search operation launched by the security forces in Ban forest area, the three Pakistani militants got killed while the driver and his two associates were arrested,” the statement said. “NIA took up the investigation of the case on February 10, and arrested three more associates of this Infiltration-Transportation module. Searches were conducted at several places in Kashmir valley and incriminating material including documents and digital devices were seized.”
“Investigation revealed that apart from their unsuccessful attempt in January, 2020, this module had received a group of three Pakistani militants in December, 2019 after they infiltrated into India from the International Border in Samba sector and ferried them to South Kashmir,” the statement said as per KNO.
The statement further said that the module was in touch with Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad handlers and launch-pad commanders who used to send the location of freshly infiltrated militants and also share the code-words for receiving them to driver Sameer Ahmad Dar on secure messaging apps.
The NIA said that the other three arrested accused viz. Suhaib Manzoor, Zahoor Ahmad Khan and Suhail Javed alias Suhail Lone were the Over-Ground Workers (OGW’s) of JeM and provided safe shelter, logistics and communication back-up for the infiltration and transit of the Pakistani militants. “These OGW’s also purchased ‘pherans’ for the infiltrated militants to make them look like Kashmiris and to help them hide their weapons,” the statement said. “The arms and ammunition consisting of 2 AK-47 rifles, 1 AK-56, 2 AK-74’s 1 M4 Carbine, 2 Glock pistols, 3 Chinese pistols, 35 grenades, 12 kg high-grade explosive, 3 Satellite phones, 6 wireless devices, 6 remote controls, 9 detonators and batteries brought by the Pakistani militants have been seized. So also the trucks and car used for their movement.” The NIA said that further Investigation in the case is on.