SIA files charge sheet against armed forces personnel in militancy case

Armed forces personnel patrol near military operation site in Kashmir. [FPK Photo/ Zainab]

Srinagar: The State Investigation Agency (SIA) on Thursday filed a charge sheet against a serving CRPF official, who was allegedly a militant handler of JeM, LeT outfit and ISI agents.

An official statement said that on 13-10-2022, P/S CIK/SIA Srinagar produced challan (Charge- sheet) before the Court of Special Judge Designated under NIA Act (TADA/POTA) Srinagar U/s 13, 18, 38, 39 UA(P) Act r/w Section, 121, 121-A IPC and Section 3 of official secrets Act, Section, 3 Enemy Agent Ordinance against an operative, a serving CRPF official namely Zulfkar Ali Khatana son of Altaf Hussain Khatana of Kachawa Kokernag a militant handler of JeM/LeT outfit and ISI agents.

“The case was registered at police station C/SIA Kashmir on the receipt of credible information through a reliable source that one Zulafkar Ali Khatana son of Altaf Hussain Khatana resident of Kachwan, Kathnadi, Larnoo, Kokernag, a serving constable in CRPF posted in CRPF 171-Bn has conspired with and acted at the behest of Pakistan based militant organization(s) and agents of ISI and collected and provided secret/classified information regarding the location of vital defense installations, shared confidential documents thereby aided the enemy/adversary to strategise attacks on India and acted on the instructions received from the adversary in its ongoing campaign undertaken by the enemy in subverting the government of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir by giving assistance to the enemy,” the statement said.

“Investigation was set into motion for the logical conclusion of the case for judicial determination, which has been completed in less than six months period by the SIA (Kashmir),” the statement said.

Militant handlers namely Yousuf Baloch @Zarar @ Qari Maviah @ Hafiz @ Aziz Bai and agents of ISI across border (based in Pak) have used cyber space for instigating, enticing and motivating Kashmiri youth to join militant ranks and raise funds and provide logistics for running militant modules amongst the handlers in Pakistan their identities are being ascertained and action to expose them and submit evidence against them would follow during the further course of investigation which is continuing, the statement said.

These handlers had motivated the accused to act as their sub-agent and provide the desired confidential information besides, arranging logistics for infiltrating militants and other required designs for the purpose of sabotage and carrying out attacks on armed forces.


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