NIA files charge sheet against Hijbul terrorist in CRPF convoy attack case

New Delhi: The anti-terror probe agency NIA on Saturday said that it has filed a supplementary charge sheet in a case relating to attack on the CRPF Convoy at Banihal in Jammu and Kashmir in March 2019 against Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorist Naveed Mushtaq Shah aka Naveed Babu before Special Court in Jammu.
The terrorist Naveed Mushtaq Shah has been booked under sections 120 B,121,121A,122, 307 of Ranbir Panel Code, Section 3 of Explosive Substances Act, section 4 of Jammu and Kashmir Public Property (Prevention of Damage) Act and sections 16, 18, 20, 23,38, and 39 of UA(P) Act.“Accused Naveed Babu, who was a former constable of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) Police, had deserted the force with arms and ammunition in 2017, when he was posted as a guard in FCI, Budgam, NIA officials said in the charge sheet, adding that he later joined the terrorist group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and became an active terrorist.
“Investigation has established that accused Naveed was actively involved in the planning and execution of the attack on the CRPF convoy in Banihal along with other terrorists Riyaz Ahmed Naikoo, Rayees Ahmed Khan and Dr Saifullah Mir, who were subsequently killed in encounters with security forces. The deceased terrorists Sahil Abdullah Bhat, Adil Bashir Sheikh and Zubair Ahmed Wani were also actively involved in preparation of the explosives that went into the making of the IED,” a senior NIA official said, adding that the charges have also been abated against the deceased terrorists involved in the conspiracy.
“The case relates to an attack on the CRPF Convoy at Tethar, Banihal, District Ramban J&K by a terrorist who had exploded an explosive laden Santro car on March 30, 2019 with the intention of killing security personnel and waging war against the Government of India,” the probe agency said in a statement.
In this regard, an FIR was registered at Police Station Banihal by the State Police but NIA re-registered the case on April 15, 2019 and took over the investigation of the case, it further said,
The agency had earlier filed chargesheet against six Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorists for their role in this attack, the agency officials said.