NIA chargesheets 6 accused in Kulgam Sarpanch’s killing

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge sheet against six accused in connection with the targeted killing of a Sarpanch in Kulgam, reported Daily Excelsior.

The NIA, in a statement, said that they filed the charge sheet in NIA Special Court, Jammu in the case of the targeted killing of Sarpanch Shabir Ahmad Mir of village Adoora, Kulgam by the militants of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM).

“The case was initially registered as FIR no. 32/2022 dated 11.03.2022 at PS Kulgam, J-K and re-registered by NIA as RC 01/2022/NIA/JMU on 08.04.2022,” the statement read.

It further added: “Investigations have revealed that the handlers of militant organization Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) operating from Pakistan, hatched a criminal conspiracy in collusion with militant associates/OGWs and militants of HM active in Kashmir, to carry out the target killing of Sarpanch Mir.”

Apart from this incident, carrying out targeted killings in Kashmir was part of a larger conspiracy by militants of HM and other militant outfits “to disturb the peace and disrupt the democratic process established by the Panchayati Raj System in Kashmir and also create terror among the politically elected representatives”, it read, as per the report.

The details of the accused charge-sheeted are Danish Ayaz Dar son of Ayaz Ahmad Dar resident of Mohammadpora, District Kulgam, J-K, U/s 302 r/w 120B & 121A of IPC, Sections 16, 18, 19, 20, 38 and 39 UA (P) Act, 1967 and Section 25 (1B) (a) of Arms Act,1959, Faisal Hameed Wagay son of Abdul Hameed Wagay of village Adoora, Kulgam, U/s 302 r/w 120B & 121A of IPC, Sections 16, 18, 19, 20, 38 & 39 UA (P) Act, 1967 and Section 25 (1B) (a) of Arms Act, 1959, Nisar Rashid Bhat alias Nasir son of Rashid Ahmad Bhat of village Tengpora, District Shopian, J&K U/s 302 r/w 120B & 121A of IPC, sections 16, 18, 19, 20, 38 & 39 UA (P) Act, 1967, section 25 (1B) (a) of Arms Act, 1959 and sections 4 & 5 of Explosive Substances Act, 1908, Zubair Ahmad Sofi (now killed) son of Ghulam Hassan Sofi of Tazipora, Mahammadpora, Kulgam, J-K, U/S Charges shall be abated against the slain militant, Mushtaq Ahmad Itoo (absconding) son of Ghulam Hassan Itoo of Mohammadpora, District Kulgam, U/S 302 r/w 120B & 121A of IPC, Sections 16, 18, 20, 38 & 39 UA (P) Act, 1967 and section 27 of Arms Act, 1959 and Farooq Ahmad Bhat alias Farooq Nalli (absconding) son of Abdul Gani Bhat of Chak Dassan, Yaripora, District Kulgam, J&K, U/s 302 r/w 120 B & 121 A of IPC; sections 16, 18, 20, 38 & 39 UA (P) Act, 1967 and section 27 of Arms Act, 1959, it read.

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