New Delhi, August 26
Mohammed Umar Farooq, the nephew of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar, had obtained Rs 10 lakh in his financial institution accounts in Pakistan to execute the Pulwama terror assault wherein 40 CRPF personnel have been killed in February final yr, the NIA has stated in its chargesheet.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe has proven that Rs 10 lakh in Pakistani foreign money was credited into three accounts of Farooq, the principle accused within the suicide assault case who was later killed in an encounter with safety forces, in Allied Bank and Mezaan Bank in that nation days earlier than the incident, officers stated.
They stated the cash was deposited by prime management of the phobia group JeM between January and February 2019.
The terrorists had spent round Rs six lakh on procurement of explosives and the Maruti Eeco automotive used within the assault, the NIA stated in its chargesheet filed on Tuesday earlier than a particular courtroom in Jammu.
A significant chunk of the fund, about Rs 2.80 lakh, was used to acquire round 200 kilograms of explosives together with ammonium nitrate to set off an enormous car-laden IED assault on the CRPF convoy transferring from Jammu to Srinagar on February 14, 2019, they stated.
The 200 kilograms of explosives comprised of a deadly concoction of RDX introduced from Pakistan, gelatin sticks procured by Mudasir Ahmad, 4 kilograms of Aluminium powder purchased on Amazon by accused Wazi Ul Islam and Calcium Ammonium Nitrate. The IED was fitted into the Eeco automotive in two containers weighing 160 kilogram and 40 kilograms to set off the blast, the NIA stated.
Charge sheeted accused Shakir Bashir allegedly collected the explosives — RDX, Gelatin sticks, Aluminium energy and Calcium-Ammonium Nitrate — and stocked them at his home for making the IED, the company stated.
The terrorists had spent one other Rs 2.5 lakh on buying and modifying the automotive for use within the assault which was additionally parked within the front-yard of Shakir Bashir’s home, it stated.
Some cash was spent on miscellaneous bills too, which included buy of containers for fabricating the Improvised Explosive Devices, officers stated.
The NIA probe has proven three financial institution accounts of Farooq, the principle perpetrator, who obtained the cash from January 2019 until February of the identical yr.
The company had filed a 13,800-page chargesheet towards 19 accused individuals in an NIA Special Court at Jammu in reference to final yr’s terrorist assault on the CRPF convoy at Lethpura, Pulwama, they stated.
Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist Adil Ahmad Dar, who was driving the automotive laden with explosives, had rammed it into the convoy killing 40 CRPF personnel and grievously injuring eight others.
“The investigation has revealed that Pulwama attack was a result of well-planned criminal conspiracy hatched by Pakistan-based leadership of terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad. The JeM leaders have been sending their cadres to the terrorist training camps of Al-Qaida-Taliban-JeM and Haqqani-JeM in Afghanistan for receiving training in explosives and other terrorist tactics,” the NIA stated within the chargesheet.
The company stated the principle accused Umar Farooq was educated in Afghanistan for explosives. He visited Afghanistan in 2016-17 and had infiltrated into India by way of the International Border at Jammu-Samba Sector in April, 2018, it stated.
Farooq took over because the Jaish-e-Mohammad Commander of Pulwama.
“Accused Shakir Bashir, Insha Jan, Peer Tariq Ahmad Shah and Bilal Ahmad Kuchey provided all logistics and harboured the JeM terrorists in their houses,” the NIA has stated.
Bashir allegedly did reconnaissance of the motion and deployment of safety forces on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
A propaganda video clip of Mohammad Umar Farooq, Sameer Dar and Adil Dar was allegedly ready at Insha Jan’s home, which was launched instantly after the suicide assault, it stated.
The terrorists had ready the automotive for the assault by becoming it with the IED on February 6, 2019 however suspended their nefarious plans due to heavy snowfall, which led to closing of the National Highway for vehicular motion, the company stated.
They attacked the convoy on February 14, 2019, when the National Highway reopened, they stated.
Bashir drove Adil Ahmad Dar until the National Highway, after which Dar drove the automotive and carried out the blast, it alleged.
Damage to the tune of Rs 32.90 lakh was prompted to public property, the probe company stated.
The NIA discovered that JeM management consisting of Masood Azhar, Rouf Asgar and Ammar Alvi alias Chacha alias Chota Masood dealt with the operation by repeatedly giving instructions and steering to the Pakistani JeM infiltrators earlier than and after the assault. PTI