Srinagar, Aug 28: National Investigating Agency (NIA) Saturday filed a supplementary charge-sheet against seven accused persons in connection with the Handwara Heroin seizure case.
In a statement, the NIA said that it filed supplementary Charge-sheet against seven arrested accused persons namely, Showkat Salam Parray s/o Abdul Salam Parray r/o Parray Mohalla, Sumbal, District Bandipora, J&K, Asif Gul s/o Ghulam Mohd Alwaie r/o Village Kanispora, District Baramulla, J&K, Altaf Ahmed Shah s/o Mohd Afzal Shah r/o village Dangerpora, District Ganderbal, J&K, Romesh Kumar s/o Thoru Ram r/o village Vijaypur, District Samba, J&K, Mudasir Ahmed Dar s/o Ghulam Mohd Dar r/o village Wanduna, District Shopian, J&K, Amin Allai alias Hilal Mir s/o Hazi Ghulam Mohi-u-din Allie r/o Near Petrol Pump, Shan-e-Kashmir National Highway Sangam, Tehsil & PS Bijbehera, District Anantnag, J&K, Abdul Rashid s/o Muhammad Abdullah Badan r/o village Amrohi, Tanghdhar, Kupwara J&K in RC-03/2020/NIA/JMU under sections 8 read with 21, 25 and 29 of NDPS Act, 1985; section 120B of IPC and sections 17, 38 and 40 of UA (P) Act, 1967 in NIA Special Court, Jammu.
“The case was initially registered in PS Handwara as case FIR no. 183/2020 dated 11.06.2020 wherein during checking of vehicles at Kairo Bridge, Handwara, accused Abdul Momin Peer was intercepted by the Police Naka party while coming from Baramullah to Handwara in his Hyundai Creta vehicle. During search in the vehicle cash amounting to Rs. 20,01,000/- and 2 Kgs of Heroin was recovered and seized,” the statement said.
It said that further interrogation of Abdul Momin Peer led to recovery of 15 kgs of Heroin and cash amounting to Rs. 1.15 Crores. NIA had re-registered the case as RC-03/2020/NIA/JMU on 26.06.2020 and taken over the investigation.
“Investigation has established that above 07 charge sheeted accused persons were part of a deep-rooted conspiracy for procuring and selling narcotics drugs and generating funds in J&K and other parts of India in close association with operatives of banned militant outfits, Lashkar-E-Taiba (LeT) and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), based across the border in Pakistan,” the statement said, adding that “the funds so generated were pumped for furtherance of militant activity in the UT of Jammu & Kashmir through a network of over ground workers ( OGWs). NIA had earlier filed chargesheet against six accused persons on 05.12.2020 in this case.”
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