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NIA submits 13,500 page chargesheet in Pulwama Attack case

New Delhi: The anti-terror probe agency NIA will file a 13,500 pages long charge-sheet against the perpetrators of the Pulwama attack case in Special court in Jammu, the probe agency officials said here on Tuesday.

The chargesheet names Maulana Masood Azhar, his younger brothers – Abdul Rouf Asghar Alvi and Ammar Alvi, his nephew Mohammad Umar Farooq, a highly skilled Afghan trained improvised explosive device (IED) making expert – and 15 others who carried out the bombing at Pakistan’s behest.

On February 14 last year, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist Adil Ahmad Dar rammed an explosive laden vehicle into the CRPF convoy at Lethpora in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, killing 40 CRPF jawans.

The National Investigation Agency took over this case from Jammu and Kashmir police.

On February 28, the NIA achieved a major breakthrough in the case when it arrested 22-year-old Shakir Bashir Magrey, a furniture shop owner and resident of Hajibal in Pulwama’s Kakapora.

Magrey had provided shelter and other logistical assistance to suicide bomber Adil. He was introduced to Adil in mid- 2018 by Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Umar Farooq and he became a full-time OGW of the JeM.

The explosives used in the attack were determined through forensic probe to be ammonium nitrate, nitro-glycerin and RDX.During investigation into the attack, the identity of the suicide bomber to be Adil Ahmad Dar was confirmed through DNA matching with that of his father.

So far, the probe agency has arrested eight accused, including a women, while three terrorists have been killed in encounter with security forces and all 11 will be named in the charge-sheet.


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