Charge sheet filed against nine in NIA court in arms, ammo recovery case

A signboard of National Investigation Agency of India. [File Photo]

Kupwara: Police on Saturday filed a charge sheet against nine accused persons in a ‘narco-terrorism’ case, related to the recovery of a cache of arms and ammunition and narcotics in Karnah area of Kupwara district last year.

“The charge sheet was filed in the Special NIA Court Baramulla against the six arrested accused and their three handlers presently based in Pakistan [administered] Kashmir. The six accused arrested persons are Adil Husain Shah son of Mir Hyder Shah resident of Takiya Bhadur Kote Karnah, Fariz Hussain Shah son Mir Shah resident of Padna Prada Karnah, Rafiq Ahmad Tanch son of Mohammad Khan Tanch  resident of Bayiadi Karnah, Amir Fareed Tanch son of Fareed Ahmad Tanch resident of Biyadi Karnah, Mohammad Farooq Badan son of Yousf Badan  resident of Amrohi Karnah and Umar Ashraf Lone son of Mohammad Ashraf Lone resident of Vijipopra Hajan district Bandipora”, said a police spokesperson in a statement.

“Investigation has established that the nine charge-sheeted accused persons were part of a deep-rooted conspiracy for procuring arms, ammunition and narcotics from across the LoC and then supplying it to [militants] active in the Valley. The narcotic drugs were sold for generating funds in JK and other parts of India in close association with operatives of banned [militant] outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) based across the border in Pakistan. The funds generated were pumped for furtherance of [militant] activities in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir through a network of over ground workers arrested in the case. The Pakistan based [militant] handlers chargesheeted under section 299 CrPC in the case are Mohammad Sadiq Shah son of Akbar Shah originally hailing from Panjtara Karnah, Tanzeer Ahmad son of Mangta Shah Originally hailing from Karnah now based in Muzafarabad and Mahmood Shah son of Maqsood Shah originally a resident of Panjtara Karnah”, maintains the statement.

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