Pulwama terror assault: NIA names JeM chief Masood Azhar, his brother in chargesheet

New Delhi/Jammu, August 25

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) in its chargesheet within the 2019 February Pulwama terror assault case has named terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar, his brother Abdul Rauf Asghar, slain terrorist Mohammad Umar Farooq, suicide bomber Adil Ahmed Dar and different terrorist commanders working from Pakistan.

These are other than the present six arrested accused.

An NIA official advised IANS: “The agency will file a chargesheet (on Tuesday) against Azhar, Asghar, their slain relative Farooque, six arrested accused in the Pulwama terror attack case at a Jammu Special NIA court.”  The official stated that the company has ready a watertight case towards the individuals named within the chargesheet together with all of the irrefutable proof, together with their chats, name particulars to spotlight the function of Pakistan within the February 14, 2019 assault by which 40 CRPF troopers had been killed.

The official stated that this assault was a plot hatched by the Pakistan-based terror group to venture the assault as India’s home-grown militancy in Kashmir.

The NIA has additionally accused a number of prime commanders of the terrorist group in its chargesheet.

The company additionally arrested Mohammad Iqbal Rather, 25, a resident of Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir in July. Heis accused of facilitating the motion of Muhammad Umar Farooq, the JeM terrorist and a key conspirator on this case, after he infiltrated into the Indian territory in Jammu area in April 2018.

Farooq, together with others, had assembled the IED used within the terror assault.

Earlier, the NIA discovered that Rather was in fixed contact with the Pakistan-based management of the JeM and was in communication with them over safe messaging functions and was additionally a part of the transportation module of the terrorist organisation.

The different 5 arrested accused named within the chargesheet are Mohammad Abbas Rather, Waiz-ul-Islam, father-daughter duo Tariq Ahmad Shah and Insha Jan — all alleged floor employees of the JeM.


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