NIA to file 13,5K pages charge-sheet in Pulwama attack against 19

Last Modified Tuesday, 25 August 2020 (16:33 IST)
New Delhi:The anti-terror probe agency will file a 13,500 pages long charge-sheet against the perpetrators of the attack case in Special court in Jammu, the probe agency officials said here on Tuesday.
On February 14 last year, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist rammed an explosive laden vehicle into the CRPF convoy at in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, killing 40 CRPF jawans.
The National Investigation Agency took over this case from Jammu and Kashmir  police.On February 28, the NIA achieved a major breakthrough in the case when it arrested 22-year-old Shakir Bashir Magrey, a furniture shop owner and resident of Hajibal in Pulwama's Kakapora.
Magrey had provided shelter and other logistical assistance to suicide bomber Adil. He was introduced to Adil in mid- 2018 by Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Umar Farooq and he became a full-time OGW of the JeM.
The explosives used in the attack were determined through forensic probe to be ammonium nitrate, nitro-glycerin and RDX.
During investigation into the attack, the identity of the suicide bomber to be Adil Ahmad Dar was confirmed through DNA matching with that of his father.
So far, the probe agency has arrested eight accused, including a women, while three  terrorists have been killed in encounter with security forces and all 11 will be named in the charge-sheet. (UNI)