Former NIA Officer, Kashmiri Human Rights Activist Among 7 Charge-sheeted in Terror Funding Case

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The Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) on Friday filed a cost sheet in opposition to seven folks, together with its former officer Arvind Digvijay Negi and Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez, in a terror funding case. The cost sheet was filed in a particular NIA court docket in New Delhi in opposition to former Superintendent of Police Negi, Parvez, Muneer Ahmad Kataria and Arshid Ahmad Tonch of north Kashmir, Zaffar Abbas of Bihar, and Rambhawan Prasad and Chandan Mahato of West Bengal underneath related legal guidelines, a spokesperson of the company mentioned.

Negi was arrested in February this 12 months and Parvez in November final 12 months in reference to a case associated to a conspiracy hatched by the Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) to fund and recruit operatives and over-ground staff (OGWs) for offering help in planning and execution of terrorist actions in numerous components of the nation, together with Jammu and Kashmir. The NIA registered the case on November 6 final 12 months.

“Investigation revealed that LeT operatives based mostly in Pakistan had hatched a conspiracy with Parvez, Kataria, Tonch and Abbas to run a community of OGWs of LeT for furthering the actions of LeT and to commit terrorist acts in India, the NIA mentioned. The company mentioned these accused individuals collected info relating to important installations, deployment and motion of safety forces, procured official secret paperwork and handed on the identical to their LeT handlers via encrypted communication channels for financial consideration.

“Investigation additionally revealed that Negi, being a public servant, abused his official place and unauthorisedly handed on official secret paperwork to the co-accused for financial consideration and likewise demanded unlawful gratification via co-accused for compromising investigation, the spokesperson mentioned. The NIA mentioned Prasad and Mahato had cast id paperwork and used them for procuring SIM playing cards and opening financial institution accounts and handed them on to the co-accused for financial advantages.

The spokesperson mentioned Negi was charged underneath numerous sections of the Indian Penal Code, Official Secrets and techniques Act and the Prevention of Corruption Act, whereas Parvez was charged underneath related sections of the IPC, Prevention of Corruption Act and the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act. Additional investigation within the case was underway, the spokesperson mentioned.

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