Parihar brothers killing: ‘Key conspirator’ arrested, says NIA

Srinagar: National Investigation Agency (NIA) has said that it has arrested a ‘key conspirator’ in the Parihar brothers killing case of Kishtwar.

In a statement, a NIA spokesman said on 27,07,2021, NIA arrested accused Malik Noor Mohd Fayaz, 51, son of late Abdul Razaq Malik, a resident of village Phagsoo, PS Thathri, district Doda, UT of J&K, in NIA case no RC-36/2018/NIA/DLI.

“The case was initially registered as FIR no 290/2018 dated 01,11,2018 at PS Kishtwar, District Kishtwar, JK relating to the killing of Anil Kumar Parihar and his brother Ajit Kumar Parihar of Main Bazar Kishtwar by unidentified criminals who fired upon them while they were returning home around 20:40 pm,” the statement said, adding that “NIA had re-registered the case as RC-36/2018/NIA/DLI dated 28,11,2018 and taken over the investigation.”

The NIA spokesman said that they had earlier chargesheeted seven accused persons including three killed militants of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen namely Osama-bin-Javid, Haroon Abbas Wani, Zahid Hussain and four arrested accused persons namely Nisar Ahmed Sheikh, Nishad Ahmed Butt, Azad Hussain Bagwan and Rustam Ali, all residents of Kishtwar (J&K), in NIA Special Court, Jammu on 15,5,2020.

“Further investigation in the case to unearth the larger conspiracy hatched by the militants of HM and over ground workers (OGW), who were reviving the militancy in the region of Chenab valley i.e, Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban, led to the identification of arrested accused Malik Noor Mohd Fayyaz.”

The investigation has revealed that he was the co-conspirator for reviving the militancy in Chenab valley,” the spokesman said adding that “he had also visited Assam and Nagaland along with slain HM militant Osama-bin-Javid for procurement of the weapons for the said purpose.”

“He was instrumental in motivating and recruiting gullible Muslim youths to join the cadres of HM. Arrested accused Malik Noor Mohd Fayyaz was produced in NIA Special Court, Jammu today and taken in NIA custody for 03 days.”


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