he National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed supplementary chargesheet against two militants of Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen (TuM) in Poonch conspiracy case.
Official spokesman said that NIA filed Supplementary chargesheet before Special NIA court, Jammu against two accused persons namely Shaid Naveed of Nar, Mendhar, Poonch and Zafar Iqbal alias Shamsheer of Gunthal, Surankote, Poonch (presently based in Pakistan) under section 120-B read with sections 121-A, 122 of IPC, Sections 7, 25 of Arms Act, Sections 3 & 4 of Explosive Substance Act and Sections 17, 18, 38 and 39 of the UA(P) Act.
The case was initially registered at Police Station Mendhar of Poonch District.
The accused persons were part of a deep-rooted criminal conspiracy hatched by Pakistan-based handlers of TuM and their terror associates based in Poonch and Kuwait to execute terror activities and to wage war against the Indian State, said the spokesman.
The accused in the case were tasked in smuggling of arms, ammunition, explosives, narcotics etc, into the Indian territory, he said adding, “during the course of investigation, large cache of arms, ammunition, explosives, narcotics along with flags, posters and other incriminating material belonging to terror outfit TuM were recovered”.
First Chargesheet was filed against 7 accused on 24.06.2021.
Investigation has further revealed that the chargesheeted terrorist of TuM namely Zafar Iqbal alias Shamsheer based in Pakistan had sent funds through his associate Shaid Naveed who was then based in Kuwait. These funds were further sent to Poonch for the purpose of carrying out terror activities in J&K.
Further Investigation in this case is continuing, he said.