Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed a supplementary chargesheet against what it called two Gun Runners and one Financier of militant outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen in Devender Singh Case in Special NIA court in Jammu.
In a statement, the NIA said that it filed a supplementary chargesheet against three accused persons namely Shaheen Ahmad Lone, Tafazul Hussain Parimoo and Waheed-ur-Rahman Para under section 120B of the IPC, sections 17, 18, 38, 39 & 40 of the UA (P) Act, and section 25 (1AA) of Arms Act and section 6 of the Explosive Substances Act in NIA Special Court Jammu in Devender Singh Case.
The case arose out of Police Station Qazigund, Kulgam, under FIR no. 05/2020 dated 11.01.2020 after the apprehension of two militants of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) namely Syed Naveed Mushtaq, the then District Commander of HM for Shopian and Ganderbal, and Rafi Ahmad Rather along with one serving Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of J&K Police.
The statement further states that Devender Singh and Advocate Irfan Shafi Mir were arrested near Al-Stop Naka, Qazigund, while they were travelling from Srinagar to Jammu in an i20 car owned and driven by accused Advocate Irfan Shafi Mir.
NIA had re-registered the case as RC-01/2020/NIA/JMU and had taken over the investigation. It had earlier filed a chargesheet against eight persons accused in this case.
The investigation has revealed that the chargesheeted accused Shaheen Ahmad Lone and Tafazul Hussain Parimoo were involved in gun-running from across the Line of Control (LoC) for the militants of banned militant organisations Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) and Lashkar e Taiba (LeT) and were also channelizing funds to militants for sustaining militant activities in J&K at the behest of handlers located in Pakistan.
The investigation has also revealed that chargesheeted accused Waheed-ur-Rahman Para was part of the conspiracy for raising and transferring of militant funds to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) militants for procurement of terrorist hardware and was also a crucial player in sustaining the political-separatist-militant nexus in J&K.
Further investigation in the case continues, reads the statement. (GNS)