Jammu & Kashmir

SIU presents charge sheet against active militant, associate in NIA court: Police

Sleuths of SIU along with armed forces conduct raids in Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: Special Investigation Unit Srinagar on Tuesday presented charge sheet before the special designated NIA court Srinagar against an active militant and militant associate.

In a statement, the police said that its Special Investigation Unit filed chargehseet in case FIR No 02/2023 under section 8/21 NDPS Act, 302 IPC & 13, 18, 20, 38, 39, 40 UA (P) Act of Police Station Kothibagh against a militant associate and an active militant.

The police spokesman further stated that in its back drop, the said case was registered on 10th of January 2023 after one scooterist was stopped for checking by a police party at a checkpoint at Regal Chowk Srinagar. The police party found the person identified as Farzan Ferooz son of Ferooz Ahmed Mir resident of Frestibal Pampore transporting objectionable items with him in a blue bag on scooter and could not give any justification for carrying said items etc. Accordingly, a case FIR number 02/2023 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Kothibagh and investigation was set into motion.

During the course of investigation, it was found that the said person was transporting the objectionable items i.e; Contraband Heroine, Indian currency cash Rs 9,50,000, LeT militant outfit letter pad pages /matrix sheet on the instance of LeT militant operating from Pakistan namely Owais Ahmed Mir in order to conduct militant activities in UT J&K, he said.

The investigation also revealed that, one motorcycle (pulsar 200) bearing registration number JK13H-2452 was found utilising in militant activities. Accordingly, the said motorcycle was attached under section 25 UA (P) Act, he said.

During further course of investigation, the search of absconding accused person was conducted and it was found that the said accused person identified as Owais Ferroz (active militant) son of Ferooz Ahmed Mir resident of Frestibal Pampore A/P Pakistan is concealing himself in order to avoid arrest in the cases registered against him, he said.

The report in this connection has been submitted to Hon’ble court for initiation of proclamation proceedings against the accused person so that proceedings under section 82 & 83 CRPC could be initiated, he said.

The investigation of the case has been closed under section 173 CRPC however, the involvement of other accused cannot be over ruled, therefore investigation will remain continue under section 173(8) CRPC, reads the statement.

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