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Police presents charge-sheet against 3 JeM militants before TADA court

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Srinagar: Police on Tuesday filed a chargesheet against three militants of Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit before TADA court for lobbing grenade at CRPF men at Pratap Park area of Lal Chowk, Srinagar in February this year.

The trio, according to the police, was tasked to carry out series of grenade attacks in Srinagar.

In a statement issued here by the police, on February 02, this year, some unknown militants hurled a grenade on CRPF personnel, with the intention to kill them, who were deployed near Sumo Stand, Pratap Park Srinagar.

“The grenade exploded with a bang causing injuries to seven civilians and two CRPF personnel of 171 Bn,” the police statement said.

It said that the Police Station Kothibagh took cognizance of the incident and registered case (FIR no.10/2020 under section 307 IPC r/w 3/5 Exp. Subs. Act, 23 ULA(P)Act) and investigation was taken up, as envisaged under section 23 ULA(P)Act, police said.

“Following the proceedings and technical evidences, three militants were found involved in the attack, who were subsequently apprehended along with other evidence on February 06, four days after the attack. The trio was found affiliated with JeM, a banned outfit,” the police statement said.

It said that they were tasked to carry out more grenade attacks at different places of Srinagar city, most probably in Lal Chowk area “on the directions of mentors across in order to disturb the integrity and sovereignty of the nation and to sabotage the peace and public order so as to induce terror among the general public.”

“Prima facie case is established under above mentioned offences against three militants and accordingly the case has been challenged before the court of Addl. District and Session Judge TADA/POTA for judicial determination,” the statement added. (With KNO inputs)

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