SIA charge sheets 3 LeT militants including juveniles

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Oct 28: State Investigation Agency (SIA) Kashmir today produced a charge sheet against three militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba including two juveniles in a special court.
The SIA said that today Police Station CIK/SIA Srinagar produced charge-sheet before the Court of Special Judge Designated under NIA Act (TADA/POTA) against three accused Rahid Mushtaq Ganie son of Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie, resident of Amargrah Sopore, Amir Shafat Mir son of Mohammad Shafi Mir resident of Amargrah Sopore and Tahir Nisar Sheikh son of Nisar Rahid Mushtaq Ganie resident of Bagh-e-Rehmat Sopore. Two juveniles were produced before the Juvenile Justice Board, Baramulla.
The case was initially registered in Police Station Tarzoo, Sopore on the receipt of a docket from Police Component Sopore that militants are in search of an opportunity to attack police and security forces in the general area of Takiybal Sopore.
Based on the information, a joint naka was established at Takiybal Sopore near Govt Primary School by security forces. 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, but were caught by the security forces promptly and tactfully.
The statement said that on their search, one pistol with magazine and seven live cartridges of pistol were recovered from the possession of Rahid Mushtaq Ganie, one AK 47 rifle and one live hand grenade were recovered from the possession of Amir Shafat Mir and one pistol with magazine and three live cartridges of pistol were recovered from the possession of Tahir Nisar Sheikh.
The trio are un-categorized militants of proscribe militant organization LeT and had planned to carry out a militant attack. The recovered arms and ammunition were seized and case FIR No. 61/2022 stands registered in P/S Tarzoo, Sopore.
However, the investigation of the case was transferred to SIA, Srinagar. The investigation of the case was undertaken by SIA Srinagar which has been completed in less than four months period by the SIA Kashmir.
It is pertinent to mention here that militant handlers 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.
“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 and vital installations to meet the objective of secession Jammu and Kashmir from the Union of India,” read the statement.