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Shopian Terrorist Attack: SIU files charges against accused

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Srinagar: The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) on Saturday filed a charge sheet against six people in a case relating to a terror attack on labourers in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir last year.

The SIU Shopian produced a comprehensive charge sheet in the attack on non-local labourers that took place in Gagran last July, police spokesperson informed Saturday.

He said the charge-sheet in the case (FIR No. 126/2023) under section 7/25, 7/27 IA Act, 16, 18, 20, 23, 38, and 39 of UAPA was filed in the Court of Special Judge (NIA Court) Kulgam today, against the six accused persons — Adnan Shafi, son of Mohammad Shafi Shah; Zahid Ahmad Shah, son of Abdul Gaffar Shah; Hanzil Yaqoob Shah (deceased), son of Mohammad Yaqoob Shah, all residents of Rawalpora Shopian; Danish Hameed Thoker alias Muslim Bhai (deceased), son of Abdul Hamed Thoker of Chakora Shopian; Hazim Rashid Sheikh, son of Abdul Rashid Sheikh, and Midhat Ahmad Dar, son of Mohammad Yaqoob Dar, both residents of Bemnipora Shopian.

During the course of investigation, they were found involved in the heinous attack on labourers residing in rented accommodation at Gagran area of Shopian, causing serious injuries to them, police said.

The next hearing for the case is scheduled for February 20, 2024, it said.

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