Srinagar : National Investigating Agency (NIA) Monday said that its Special Court in New Delhi has sentenced six Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants in a conspiracy case.
A statement issued on Monday said that Special Judge, Special Court for NIA Cases, New Delhi pronounced sentence convicting 6 accused under various offences of IPC and UA (P) Act as follows that include Sajad Ahmad Khan alias Sajjad Ahmed Khan alias Sajjad Ahmad Khan alias Sajjad s/o Ghulam Nabi Khan r/o Village – Handoora, PS-Awantipora, Distt- Pulwama, J&K convicted for life imprisonment, RI and fine u/s 121 A, 120B IPC, 18, 18B, 38, 39 UA (P) Act and 120B IPC r/w sections 4, 5 of Explosives Substances Act.
“Tanveer Ahmed Ganie alias Tanveer Ahmad alias Tanveer s/o Ghulam Mohiuddin Ganie r/o Village- Mandoora, PS-Tral, District -Pulwama, J & K convicted with RI for 5 years and fine u/s 120B IPC, 18, 38 UA (P) Act. ) Bilal Ahmad Mir alias Bilal Mir alias Billa s/o Farooq Ahmad Mir r/o Village Gadpora, PS-Tral, District -Pulwama, J&K convicted for life imprisonment, RI and fine u/s 121 A, 120 B IPC, 18, 38, 39 UA (P) Act and 120B IPC r/w sections 4, 5 of Explosives Substances Act,” the statement said, adding that “Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat alias Muzaffar Bhat s/o Abdul Ganie Bhat r/o Village Monghama, Tehsil- Tral, District- Pulwama, J & K convicted for life imprisonment, RI and fine u/s 121 A, 122, 120 B IPC, 18, 23, 38, 39 UA (P) Act and section 4 of Explosives Substances Act.”
The statement further said that Ishfaq Ahmad Bhat alias Ishfaq Bhatt alias Ishfaq s/o Abdul Mazid Bhat r/o Khalpora, Marhama, Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir convicted for life imprisonment, RI and fine u/s 121 A, 120 B IPC, 18, 19, 38, 39 UA (P) Act.
Mehraj-Ud-din Chopan alias Mehraj s/o Late Ghulam Rasool Chopan, r/o Vill. Handoora, Pulwama convicted for life imprisonment, RI and fine u/s 121 A, 120 B IPC, 18, 38, 39 UA (P) Act and sections 4, 5 of Explosives Substances Act.
“The instant case pertains to criminal conspiracy by the top Jaish-e Mohammad (JeM) leaders, namely Mufti Abdul Rauf Asghar, brother of Maulana Masood Azhar, based in Pakistan, to recruit persons to carry out militant acts in different parts of India. A large number of Pakistan trained militants, weapons and explosives trainers of JeM had illegally infiltrated into Indian Territory after crossing the border, with the help of their associates based in different States of India,” the statement said.
The NIA statement said that all the accused, especially Bilal Mir and Muzaffar Bhat, had carried out reconnaissance of targets, arranged hideouts and had provided logistical support to militants to carry out attacks in India. Sajad Ahmad Khan had been sent to Delhi to carry out reconnaissance of important targets and to establish a hideout in Delhi. “The main aim was to identify, radicalize and recruit youth, impart them training in handling of weapons and explosives and field craft and raise funds, procure weapons etc. in order to execute their nefarious designs,” it said.
The NIA statement said that Tanveer had facilitated transporting of militants and was also involved in supplying sealed parcels/ food/medicines and other logistical support. “Explosives were recovered at the behest of Mehrajuddin while detonators were recovered from Muzzaffar. Ishfaq Ahmad was highly radicalised and had facilitated radicalization of other youth and was instrumental in providing shelter to the militants,” the statement said