NIA files charge sheet against PDP’s Waheed Para, two others

Srinagar, Mar 22: National Investigation Agency (NIA) Monday filed a chargesheet against three persons including a PDP youth leader Waheed-ur-Rehman Para in DySP Devender Singh case.

In a statement, a NIA spokesman said that today, it filed a supplementary chargesheet against three accused persons namely Shaheen Ahmad Lone, Tafazul Hussain Parimoo and Waheed-ur-Rahman Para under section 120B of the IPC, sections 17, 18, 38, 39 & 40 of the UA (P) Act, and section 25 (1AA) of Arms Act and section 6 of the Explosive Substances Act in NIA Special Court Jammu in Devender Singh Case ( RC-01/2020/NIA/JMU).

“This case arose out of PS Qazigund, Kulgam FIR no. 05/2020 dated 11.01.2020 after apprehension of two militants of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) namely Syed Naveed Mushtaq, the then District Commander of HM for the district Shopian and Ganderbal and Rafi Ahmad Rather along with one serving DSP of J&K Police. Devender Singh and Advocate Irfan Shafi Mir, near Al-Stop Naka, Qazigund while they were travelling from Srinagar to Jammu in the i20 car owned and driven by accused Advocate Irfan Shafi Mir. NIA had re-registered the case as RC-01/2020/NIA/JMU and had taken over the investigation. NIA had earlier filed chargesheet against eight accused in this case,” the statement said, adding that “Investigation has revealed that chargesheeted accused Shaheen Ahmad Lone and Tafazul Hussain Parimoo were involved in gun running from across the LoC for the militants of banned terrorist organisations Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) and Lashkar e Taiba (LeT) and were also channelizing funds to the militants for sustaining militant activities in J&K at the behest of handlers located in Pakistan. Investigation has also revealed that chargesheeted accused Waheed-ur-Rahman Para was part of the conspiracy for raising and transferring of terror funds to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) militants for procurement of militant hardware and was also a crucial player in sustaining political-separatist-militant nexus in J&K.”  The NIA said that further investigation in the case continues.

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