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SIU files charge-sheet against 13 accused before NIA court

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Srinagar: A Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of Srinagar Police on Friday presented a charge-sheet in NIA court against 13 persons allegedly linked with the TRF.

As per details, the case FIR No 127/2022 under sections 7/25 of Arms act & sections 13, 18, 19, 20, 38 and 39 of UAP Act of Police Station Parimpora was registered on May 28, 2022 under relevant sections of law on credible inputs about the presence of active terrorists of TRF (off-shoot of LeT) in few residential houses of Barthana, Qamarwari area, news agency GNS quoted police saying in a statement .

“The police arrested six accused persons initially in the case and one more accused (active terrorist) Shariq Wani was arrested later in case,” it said.

“Seven (7) accused are lodged in different jails undergoing judicial custody. Three accused (active terrorists) in case were killed in different encounters. While three (3) other accused are absconding as active militants of TRF namely Basit, Momin and Umais,” police said.

It said SIU of Srinagar district filed chargesheet in NIA court, Srinagar, against 13 accused “including three active terrorists of TRF in FIR no 127/2022 of Parimpora PS in sections of UAPA, Arms act. Process has also started for attachment of four houses which sheltered terrorists.”

The investigation conducted has revealed that “the accused persons had developed links with active terrorists and in pursuance of a criminal conspiracy they collectively conspired with terrorists for executing terrorist activities in Srinagar,” the statement said.

“It is pertinent to mention here that the said terrorists were sheltered in residential houses,” the police said, adding, “Process has started to attach all these houses as per section 25 of UAPA act. Further investigation is going on as per provisions of section 173(8),” the police added.

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