Srinagar: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) today said that it has arrested a youth from from Tral area of Pulwama district for being in touch with a Jaish militant over phone.
In a statement, NIA said that in case RC 08/2019/NIA/DLI dated 15/3/2019, it arrested Muzaffar Bhat alias Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat, 25 years, r/o Village Monghama, Tehsil Tral, District Pulwama, member of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a proscribed militant organization.
Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat was brought from Central Jail, Kot Bhalwal, Jammu, where he has been detained under Public Safety Act, and produced before Special Court NIA, New Delhi today against a production warrant. NIA court has granted 09 days’ of NIA custody of the said accused (up to 07.08.2019).
Investigation has disclosed that Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat was in regular contact with the main accused Muddassir Ahmad (now dead) over WhatsApp during the relevant period.
“This case pertains to a criminal conspiracy by top leadership of JeM based in Pakistan to strengthen bases of JeM in India, by recruiting persons for carrying out terrorist acts in India. NIA had earlier arrested three accused viz Sajjad Ahmed Khan, Bilal Mir and Tanveer Ahmed Ganie in this case who are now in judicial custody,” the statement said. (KNO)