NIA charges JeM chief, 18 others for Pulwama attack

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One of the black days in history where 40 CRPF personnel got killed in the attack on their bus in Pulwama. The National Investigation Agency (NIA), in its charge sheet for the Pulwama terror attack case, named Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar, his brother, and deputy Rouf Asgar, their cousin Ammar Alvi, all based in Pakistan, and Rouf’s ex-bodyguard Mohd Ismail, suspected to be an Indian. They are the mastermind behind such cruel acts, which happens in February 2019. Pulwama attack which killed 40 CRPF personnel and brought India to initiate a war with Pakistan.

Case Details: The Whole NIA Charge Sheet

A charge sheet of 13,500 pages with 19 accused members suspects ISI’s involvement and Pakistan’s and some other state individual. Out of which seven had to get arrested, six are absconding, and six have died. An NIA Officer in his statement mentioned that it is a well-planned conspiracy by the terrorist. The charge sheet includes digital, forensic, documentary, and oral evidence against the accused.

In one of the video, we get to see a Jaish chief condemning the killing of his nephew Usman Haider in 2018 and encouraging Kashmiri locals to avenge it with “shahadat,” which finally serve the motive. This whole incident motivates Pulwama bomber Adil Ahmad Darto to take on the suicide mission.

Planning Details

In its Investigation, NIA found out that jihadi had even planned a second attack on a critical Indian security installation soon after the Pulwama “success.” However, Azhar instructed Umar Farooq to abort the attack because of the international scrutiny on Jaish and Pakistan following the IAF strikes on terror facilities in Balakot. “Mufti asked the attack to keep it on hold,” went the message passed on to Umar, with ‘Mufti’ seen as a reference to Azhar, who is held responsible for many terror attacks across India.

NIA and Chargesheet

NIA sources said the charge sheet has references of many accused individuals, including ISI involvement in the Pulwama attacks. “Investigation revealed a well-planned execution by the Pakistani terrorist group to push terrorists into Indian territory which get initiate from launch pads located in Shakargarh (Pakistan) opposite Samba-Kathua sector in Jammu.

Source: Times of India

The arrested accused, according to the charge sheet, filed in an NIA court in Jammu. The name includes Shakir Bashir, Insha Jan, Waiz-ul-Islam, Peer Tariq Ahmed Shah, Mohd Abbas Rather, Bilal Ahmed Kucheyand Mohd Iqbal Rather. They all are residents of Kashmir. Additionally, NI A claimed that they have strong evidence of Jaish’s involvement in the attack on CRPF troopers, leading the IAF to bomb one of the main terror centers in Balakot.

How they planned and executed it

The attack earlier planned to occur on 6TH of February, but it gets to extend to February 14 because the national highway gets closed due to snowfall. According to NIA, two individual Kashmiri bombers were “prepared and trained” by Umar Farooq to carry out this incident and planned attack. Out of them, Adil Dar was chosen and carried out the suicide mission, and the other one gets killed immediately. When the national highway opened on February 14, Shakir Bashir drove Adil till the highway, after which he does the final step according to plan. The NIA charge sheet put the damage to public property in the attack at around Rs 33 lakh

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