NIA charge-sheets 3 Hizbul terrorists who attempted to revive militancy in Kishtwar

Last Modified Saturday, 22 May 2021 (21:29 IST)
New Delhi:The anti-terror probe agency on Saturday said it has filed a charge sheet in a special Jammu Court against three (HM) terrorists in connection with their involvement in the Kishtwar conspiracy case.
Those named in the charge sheet included Jaffer Hussain of Hunjalla in Kishtwar, Tanveer Ahmed Malik, a resident of village Tantna in Doda and Taraq Hussain Giri, a resident of village Pochhal in Kishtwar.
The charges would also be framed against other three terrorists - Osama Bin Javed, Haroon Abbas Wani and Zahid Hussain- who were involved in the crime, who has been killed in encounters with security forces during the period of investigation, an official in the agency said.
“The investigation has revealed that the instant case was one of the several terrorist acts committed by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen during the years 2018 -2019 in Kishtwar. The objective of all these terror acts was to revive militancy in Kishtwar by looting arms and targeting prominent persons of a particular community to create terror among the members of that community”, he added.
The accused Javed, Wani and Hussain were killed in encounters with security forces at different places in the years 2019 and 2020. They were terrorists in Doda-kishtwar belt and were involved in many terror acts in Kishtwar. “Accused Jaffer Hussain, Tanveer Ahmed Malik and Taraq Hussain Giri were providing logistics support and organising shelter for the HM terrorists involved in the multiple terrorist incidents,” the NIA accused in the charge sheet.
The case was initially registered on March 8, 2019 at a Police Station in Kishtwar district of Jammu & Kashmir in connection with the snatching of service weapons of the escort in-charge of District Collector Kishtwar. The case was later on November 2, 2019 was taken over by the NIA by re-registering an FIR, the officials said, adding that the investigation in it continued.