Srinagar: J&K police have filed a chargesheet against nine accused persons in a narco-terrorism case related to the recovery of a huge cache of arms and ammunition and narcotics in Karnah area of frontier Kupwara district last year.
The chargesheet was filed in the Special NIA Court Baramulla against the six arrested accused and their three handlers presently based in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir, Police said on Saturday.
The six accused against whom the chargesheet was produced include Adil Husain Shah of Takiya Bhadur Kote Karnah, Fariz Hussain Shah of Padna Prada Karnah , Rafiq Ahmad Tanch of Bayiadi Karnah , Amir Fareed Tanch resident of Biyadi Karnah, Mohammad Farooq Badan of Amrohi Karnah and Umar Ashraf Lone of Vijipopra Hajan district Bandipora . The six accused are in custody.
“Investigation has established that the nine chargesheeted accused persons were part of a deep-rooted conspiracy for procuring arms , ammunition and narcotics from across the LoC and then supplying it to terrorists active in the Valley,” Senior Superintendent of Police, Kupwara Yougal Manhas said.
“The narcotic drugs were sold for generating funds in J&K and other parts of India in close association with operatives of banned terrorist outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) based across the border in Pakistan. The funds generated were pumped for furtherance of terrorist activities in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir through a network of over ground workers arrested in the case,” he added.
The Pakistan based handlers chargesheeted under section 299 CrPC in the case are Mohammad Sadiq Shah originally hailing from Panjtara Karnah , Tanzeer Ahmad originally hailing from Karnah and Mahmood Shah originally a resident of Panjtara Karnah, SSP said.
The case was registered at the Karnah Police Station of Kupwara district on November 2, 2021 after Adil Shah was arrested from whose possession two AK Rifles, two AK Magazines and 208 rounds of AK were recovered on specific information developed by Police.
Further investigations led to the recovery of four Pistols, five Pistol Magazines and one packet of Brown sugar and also the arrest of other accused persons in the case, police said.
The investigations of the case were carried out by the Deputy Superintendent of Police under the supervision of Additional SP.