7 charge-sheeted by NIA in Handwara narco-terrorism case | India News


SRINAGAR: TheNational Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday said that it has filed supplementary charge sheet against seven arrested terrorists in a case related to narco-terrorism in J&K. The latest charge sheet was filed in the special NIA court in Jammu on August 27, an agency spokesman said, adding that they had earlier charge-sheeted six other terrorists in the same case.
The terrorists who have now been charge-sheeted are Showkat Salam Parray, Asif Gul, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Romesh Kumar, Mudasir Ahmed Dar, Amin Allai alias Hilal Mir and Abdul Rashid. Relevant section of NDPS Act, IPC and UAPA have been slapped on them, the spokesman said in a statement.
The statement said that the case was initially registered in Handwara police station on June 11, 2020 after one Abdul Momin Peer was arrested. During checking of vehicles at Kairo Bridge in J&K’s Handwara, Peer was intercepted by police naka party while he was coming from Baramullah to Handwara in his Hyundai Creta vehicle. During search of his vehicle, Rs 20,01,000 in cash and 2kg of heroin were recovered and seized. Further interrogation of Peer led to recovery of 15kg heroin and Rs 1.15 crore cash. NIA had re-registered the case on June 26, 2020 and taken over the investigation.
The statement further said investigation has established that above seven charge-sheeted accused were part of a deep-rooted conspiracy for procuring and selling narcotics drugs to generate funds in J&K and other parts of India in close association with Pakistan-based operatives of banned terror outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen.
The funds so generated were pumped in for furtherance of terrorist activities in J&K through a network of over ground workers (OGWs). NIA had earlier filed chargesheet against six accused, including Peer, in this case on December 5, 2020, the statement said.


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