Lashkar-e-Mustafa Criminal Conspiracy Case: NIA files chargesheet against 4

The National Investigation Agency ( NIA) has filed a supplementary charge sheet against four accused persons in the Lashkar-e-Mustafa ( LeM) Criminal Conspiracy Case.

“Yesterday (15.01.2021), NIA filed a Supplementary Charge-sheet against four accused persons namely (i) Mohd. Arman Ali @ Arman Mansuri S/o Niyamuddin Miyan R/o Deobahuara, PS-Marhoura, Saran, Bihar (ii) Mohd. Ehsanullah @ Guddu Ansari S/o Mohd. Hussain R/o village Deobahuara, PS-Marhoura, Saran, Bihar, (iii) Imran Ahmad Hajam @ Imran Nabi Hajam S/o Ghulam Nabi Hajam R/o Nathpora, Khanabal, PS Sadar, Anantnag, J&K and (iv) Irfan Ahmad Dar S/o Mohd. Yaqoob Dar R/o Batengoo, PS Sadar, Anantnag, J&K in the NIA Special Court, Jammu, under sections 120B, 121A & 122 of the IPC, 1860; Section 25 (1AA) of the Arms Act, 1959; Sections 3 & 4 of the Explosive Substances Act, 1908 and Sections 18 & 23 of the UA (P) Act, 1967” NIA said in a statement.

The case, NIA relates to the hatching of a conspiracy by the operatives of Lashkar-e-Mustafa (LeM) at the behest of proscribed terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Muhammed to carry out terrorist activities in the Jammu area with an intention to threaten the sovereignty, integrity and security of India, the statement added.

Initially, the probe agency said a case FIR no. 16/2021 dated 06.02.2021 was registered at police station Gangyal, District Jammu. NIA had re-registered the case as RC-01/2021/NIA/JMU dated 02.03.2021 and taken over the investigation. Earlier a charge sheet was filed in the case against six accused persons on 04.08.2021 by NIA.

NIA said the investigation revealed that the four accused persons charge-sheeted yesterday had conspired, procured and transported weapons from Bihar to Jammu and Kashmir via Punjab and Haryana for Lashkar-e-Mustafa (LeM) terrorist group in order to carry out terror activities in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, especially in Jammu region. Further investigation in the case continues, it added.