A file photo of NIA officials
A file photo of NIA officials

NIA files chargesheet against Jaish-e-Mohammad operatives

  • The NIA today filed a chargesheet against operatives of terror group JeM for a conspiracy to carry out attacks in various parts of the country
  • The NIA said the conspiracy was hatched by JeM commander Mudassir Ahmad Khan, who also masterminded Pulwama suicide attack which killed 40 CRPF soldiers

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed a chargesheet against operatives of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) for a conspiracy to carry out attacks in various parts of the country.

The NIA said the conspiracy was hatched by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) commander Mudassir Ahmad Khan, who also masterminded the 14 February Pulwama suicide attack which killed 40 paramilitary soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). Khan had, NIA said, planned to carry out attacks in Delhi-NCR and other parts of the country.

Khan was killed in an encounter with security forces in March.

In its chargesheet, the NIA has named four JeM operatives — Sajjad Ahmad Khan (27), Tanveer Ahmed Ganie (29), Bilal Ahmad Mir (23) and Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat (25), who are all residents of Pulwama.

“The accused persons were part of proscribed organization JeM. The four were in regular touch with Mudassir Ahmad Khan and had together planned to carry out more fidayeen attacks like Pulwama in other parts of the country, including Delhi," NIA said.

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