NIA files charge sheet against Davinder Singh & 5 others accused in terror conspiracy case

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In a significant move, NIA has today filed charge-sheet against J&K Police Deputy SP Davinder Singh and Hizbul terrorist Naveed Babu apart from four other accused in the terror conspiracy case. NIA took over the investigation of the case in January this year by re-registering the same at the police station in Jammu. During the course of the investigation, the four accused persons were interrogated thoroughly, and searches were conducted at 15 places in Kashmir Valley as well as in Jammu. Later, three more accused were arrested in the case in the same month, stated an official statement by the NIA.
Following the investigation that revealed that accused were part of a deep-rooted conspiracy hatched by the Pakistan-based terrorist organization Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and Pakistani State Agencies to commit violent acts and to wage war against the Union of India, the charge sheet has been filed in Jammu court.
Investigation has also brought on record that the Pakistani establishment has been devising all possible ways and means to fund, arm and sustain the terrorist activities of the banned terrorist organization Hizbul Mujahideen.
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While prime accused Davinder Singh, Dy SP of J&K Police was in touch with Pakistan High Commission officials through secure social media platforms and supplying arms, the charge sheet filed by the NIA also includes the names of terrorists Syed Naveed Mushtaq alias Naveed Babu of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist, Irfan Shafi Mir, an Advocate, Rafi Ahmad Rather, a HM terrorist, Tanveer Ahmad Wani, ex-LoC trader and Syed Irfan Ahmad, brother of Naveed Babu under sections 120B, 121, 121A & 122 of the IPC, sections 17, 18, 18B, 19, 20, 23, 38, 39 & 40 of the UA (P) Act 1967, and 25 (1)(a) & 35 of Arms Act, section 4 & 5 of Explosive Substances Act in NIA Special Court at Jammu.
An official statement issued by the NIA reveals that the case was initially registered at PS Qazigund, District Kulgam of J&K on 11 Jan 2020 after the apprehension of two dreaded terrorists of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen i.e. Syed Naveed Mushtaq, the then-District Commander of HM for Districts Shopian and Ganderbal and Rafi Ahmad Rather along with one serving Dy SP of J&K Police named Devender Singh and Irfan Shafi Mir @Advocate near Al-Stop Naka, Qazigund while they were going out of Srinagar towards Jammu in the i20 car owned and driven by Irfan Shafi Mir @ Advocate.
During the search of the vehicle, one AK-47 Rifle, 03 Pistols and a cache of ammunitions and explosives were recovered. All the 04 accused persons were arrested by J&K Police on the same day.
As per the details, NIA took over the investigation of the case on 17 Jan 2020 by re-registering the same as RC-01/2020/NIA/JMU at Police Station, NIA Jammu.
It added that during the course of the investigation, the four accused persons were interrogated thoroughly and searches were conducted at 15 places in Kashmir Valley as well as in Jammu. 03 more accused persons namely Syed Irfan Ahmad, younger brother of accused Syed Naveed Mushtaq, accused Tanveer Ahmad Wani and Tariq Ahmad Mir were arrested in the case on 23.01.2020, 10.02.2020 and 29.04.2020 respectively for being part of the conspiracy to extend support to the banned terrorist organization Hizb-ul-Mujahideen by way of raising and transferring funds to the HM militants, harboring them and supplying them arms, ammunition & explosives to carry out subversive activities.
The investigation has further revealed that Pakistan based leadership of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) namely Sayeed Salahudeen, Amir Khan, Deputy Chief of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, Khursheed Alam Operational Head of Hizbul Mujahideen, Nazar Mehmood Financial Head of Hizbul Mujahideen and others along with Pakistani establishment is extending support to the cadre and commanders of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen based in Jammu & Kashmir.
As per the official statement, the investigation also revealed that accused Irfan Shafi Mir @ Advocate not only met Hizb-ul-Mujahideen leadership in Pakistan but also met Umar Cheema, Ahshan Chaudhary, Sohail Abbas and others of ISI of Pakistan and he was tasked to identify and activate the new hawala channels for transfer of money for sustaining terrorist activities in Kashmir valley. Investigation also revealed that certain officials of Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi were in constant touch with Irfan Shafi Mir @ Advocate who was provided with funds to organize seminars in J&K to mobilize the masses against Government of India. Irfan Shafi Mir also used to receive instructions and money from Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi and also facilitated the visa applications for a number of Kashmiris for their visit to Pakistan.
Meanwhile, it stated that accused Devender Singh was also in touch with certain officials of Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi through secure social media platforms. Investigation revealed that he was being groomed by Pakistani officials for obtaining sensitive information. The investigation has revealed that ex-police Constable Naveed Babu had deserted Police force along with certain weapons and was responsible for various killings, including incidents of terror in which labourers and truck drivers were killed after the abrogation of Article 370 from J&K.
According to the statement, the terrorist Naveed Babu had made efforts to recruit gullible Muslims youths to join cadre of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. He was also receiving funds from LoC traders and accused Tanveer Ahmad Wani who was an Ex-President of LoC traders Association, was providing him funds with the help of other traders based in Pok. Investigation has also revealed that the accused were obtaining weapons and ammunitions from across the border with the help of arms smugglers and accused Devender Singh. These weapons were later used for terrorist activities.
Investigation has further revealed that in Feb, 2019, in order to shield HM Commander Syed Naveed Mushtaq from the heightened surveillance of security agencies, accused Devender Singh, a serving Dy.SP of J&K Police, along with Irfan Shafi Mir @ Advocate and Syed Irfan Ahmad, arranged a safe shelter for him and his associate in Jammu. Accused Devender Singh used his own vehicle for the movement of HM terrorists and also assured them to help in procuring weapons.
Meanwhile, further investigation in the case is continuing against arrested accused Tariq Ahmad Mir and others in the case.