Srinagar: J&K Police’s State Investigation Agency (SIA) on Friday produced a challan against three suspected militants of Lashakr-e-Taiba in a militancy related case.
Police investigations found that the handlers from Pakistan had motivated the accused to act as their sub-agent and provide logistics for the purpose of sabotage and carrying out attacks on security forces, vital installations to meet the objective of secession of J & K from the Union of India.
Out of three challaned by SIA, two are juveniles. While challan against Nisar Sheikh of Bagh-i-Rehmat Sopore was produced in the Court of Special Judge Designated under National Investigation Agency Act (TADA/POTA) Baramulla, the charge sheet against two juveniles (Child in conflict with Law) were produced before the Juvenile Justice Board, Baramulla.
According to police, the case was initially registered in Police Station Tarzoo, Sopore on the receipt of a docket from Police Sopore that militants were in search of an opportunity to attack Police/security forces in Takiybal Sopore.
Based on the information, a joint Naka was established at Takiybal Sopore and during Naka checking, three persons were seen under suspicious conditions coming from Darnambal towards Takiybal Sopore.
“On seeing the naka parties, the trio tried to escape, however were caught by the Naka nafri promptly and tactfully,” police said.
“On their search, one pistol with a magazine and 7 live cartridges of pistol were recovered from the possession of one (juvenile). An AK 47 rifle and a live hand grenade was recovered from the possession of another accused( juvenile). A pistol with a magazine and 3 live cartridges of pistol were recovered from the possession of Tahir Sheikh,” the statement said.
The trio were un-categorized militants of Lashkar-e-Taiba and had planned to carry out a terror attack.
The recovered arms ammunition had been seized and a case was registered in police station Tarzoo, Sopore.
However, the investigation of the case was transferred to SIA, Srinagar on July 16, for further investigation.
“The investigation of the case was undertaken by SIA Srinagar which was completed in less than four months period,” the statement said.
“Terrorist handlers namely alias Zarar and alias Haroon both residents of Pakistan have used cyber space for instigating, enticing and motivating Kashmiri youth including the accused persons to join militant ranks and provide logistics for running militant modules. The identities of handlers in Pakistan are being ascertained and action to expose them and submit evidence against them would follow during the further course of investigation which is continuing,” the statement said.
“These handlers had motivated the accused to act as their sub-agent and provide logistics for the purpose of sabotage and carrying out attacks on security forces/vital installations to meet the objective of secession of J & K from the Union of India,” it added.