Delhi, Feb 12: The NIA Wednesday filed a supplementary charge sheet against
four Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) aides of Pulwama attack mastermind in a case of
conspiring militant acts across country.
NIA had last September filed a charge sheet claiming that JeM’s Sajjad Ahmad
Khan, a close aide of Pulwama attack mastermind Mudassir Ahmad Khan, was
conspiring attacks across India.
supplementary charge sheet was filed against four JeM operatives under sections
120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 121 A (waging, or attempting to wage war, or
abetting waging of war, against the government of India) of IPC, and various
sections of stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and sections
of Explosives Substances Act.
agency filed the charge sheet against Sajjad Ahmad Khan (27), Bilal Ahmad Mir
(23), Ishfaq Ahmad Bhat (24) and Mehraj-ud-Din Chopan (22), all residents of
Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir.
has established that the accused persons are members of proscribed militant
organisation JeM, who were planning to carry out militant attacks and
propagating the activities of JeM,” the NIA said.
slain militant Mudassir Ahmad Khan was the mastermind behind this conspiracy.
He was one of the main conspirators in Pulwama attack as well and was killed in
encounter with police and security forces in Tral area of district Pulwama
J&K on March 10, last year,” the National Investigation Agency (NIA)
were abated against Mudassir after he was killed in an encounter with the
security forces in March, 2019, the NIA said in the final report.
to the agency, Sajjad was directly in touch with Mudassir while Ishfaq was
involved in transportation of Arms and ammunition for strengthening JeM in
Kashmir and further harboured the operatives of JeM.
hand grenade was recovered from possession of Mehraj-ud-din Chopan and it was
procured with the intention of using the same against the security forces in
Jammu and Kashmir for snatching their weapons.
case pertains to a criminal conspiracy hatched by senior commanders of JeM to
carry out attacks in different parts of India including Delhi-NCR.