Police files charges against two in 2021 Rajouri blast case

Srinagar Jail. [FPK File Photo/Vikar Syed]

Jammu: The police on Monday filed a charge sheet against two persons, accused to be associates of Lashkar-e-Taiba, in connection with a grenade-throwing case in Rajouri district in which a minor was killed and six people injured in 2021.

“Police Rajouri filed a charge sheet in case FIR No. 542/2021 U/S 307/120-B/121/122 IPC, 3/4 Explosive Act, 13-ULA (P) of P/S Rajouri before the court of 3rd Additional Sessions Judge Jammu against 02 accused namely Altaf Hussain Shah son of Qadir Shah of Draj, Tehsil-Koteranka District Rajouri and absconding accused namely Mohammad Qasim alias Suleiman son of Mohammad Shafi caste Gujjar of Angrala Tehsil Mahore District Reasi A/P PAK,” police said in a statement.

“The accused person threw a grenade in the house of one Romesh Singh son of Lal Chand at o Khandli Chowk and due to explosion one child aged 03 years namely Veer Singh son of Jasbir Singh died and several others Romesh Singh, wife Siya Devi, his sons Jasbir Singh and Balbir Singh, Arjun Singh son of Kulbhir Singh, and Karan Singh son of Balbir Singh sustained serious injuries.”

The accused were associated with LeT, it said. “The investigation exposed the (militant) network in JK and (PaK),” the statement added.

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