New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday, January 18, filed a Chargesheet in the NIA Special court at Patiala House Courts Complex. The Charge-sheet names 12 accused persons for ‘conspiring to wage war against the Government of India’ by carrying out ‘terrorist and secessionist activities’ in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
A 12,794 page document has been filed under sections 120B, 121, 121A and 124A of the Indian Penal Code and sections 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 38, 39 and 40 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
The accused persons who have been charge-sheeted include Jamat ud Dawa chief, Hafiz Saeed, and Syed Salahuddin, the head of militant organisation Hizbul Mujahideen and Chairman of the United Jehad Council.
From the Hurriyat, the names of those charge-sheeted include Altaf Shah (Funtoosh), Nayeem Khan, Farooq Dar (Bitta Karate), Akbar Khanday, Mehrajuddin Kalwal and Bashir Ahmad Bhat
Others who have been charesheeted include businessman Zahoor Watali who is named as a Hawala conduit, Photo-Journalist Kamran Yousuf who has been named as a stone-pelter, and Javed Ahamad Bhat named as a stone-pelter.
The charege-sheet says that the NIA teams conducted searches at over 60 locations in Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana and New Delhi and seized over 950 documents and over 600 electronic devices.
During the investigation, over 300 witnesses were examined.