The NIA on Tuesday filed a charge sheet against 14 people in the Nagrota terror attack case, including members of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed
New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday a filed charge sheet in the Nagrota terror attack case against 14 accused people, including Maulana Abdul Rouf Asgar, deputy chief of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and brother of Maulana Masood Azhar.
According to the investigation, four local Kashmiri JeM members namely Mohammad Ashiq Baba alias Mohammad Ashaq, Syed Munir-Ul-Hassan Qadri, Tariq Ahmad Dar and Ashraf Hamid Khandey (all arrested by the NIA) had facilitated a group of three heavily armed Pakistani terrorists. "They transported them from international border in Samba-Kathua sector to Hotel Jagdamba in Jammu and subsequently to Nagrota in their vehicles for the attack on November 28, 2016 on Officers’ Mess Complex, 166 Medium Regiment of Indian Army in Nagrota cantonment (near Jammu), " NIA said.
The three Pakistani JeM terrorists, namely Khalid alias Abu Hissam, Numan, and Aadil, were highly trained and equipped with AK-47 rifles and explosives. They attacked Officers’ Mess Complex of 166 Medium Regiment of Army at Nagrota in the wee hours on November 29, 2016, in which seven Army personnel attained martyrdom and three army personnel were injured. The said terrorists were killed in retaliatory action by the security forces.
"Investigation conducted by the NIA revealed that Maulana Abdul Rouf Asgar, deputy chief of Jaish-e-Mohammed was the mastermind of the Nagrota attack. He worked out the plan of Fidyeen attack and provided training to above three Pakistani JeM terrorists. He also directed Mufti Asgar (launch commander of JeM in Kashmir region) to provide training, funds, equipment and mobile and other logistics to local JeM member Mohammad Ashiq Baba, " NIA added.
The NIA has claimed that accused Mohammad Ashiq Baba had visited Pakistan many times and met with JeM terrorists Waseem (operational commander of JeM), Abu Talha alias Doctor (dett commander in Jammu region) and Qari Zarar (launch commander of JeM for Jammu region).
"He was taken for a meeting with Mufti Asgar at Muzaffarabad, PoK. On reaching there, he was received by Abdullah alias Al Hijama and Tariq Mir, both JeM terrorists who are close associates of Mufti Asgar. During a meeting with the top leadership of JeM commanders, Mufti Asgar chalked out a detailed plan including the modus operandi to be adopted for infiltration of JeM terrorists and he asked Ashiq to activate local JeM network in Jammu and Kashmir for Jehadi cause Ashiq Baba was given training at the training centre of JeM at Manshera in Pakistan and handed over money for arranging logistics along with a GPS enabled Huawei mobile phone for communication with JeM leaders in Pakistan, " NIA said in its charge sheet.
The NIA claims that the agency collected evidence on the basis of the disclosure of the accused, detailed social media analysis, digital evidence through requests under Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty and analysis of data extracted from the seized digital devices
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