LeT recruitment case: Separatist leaders sent Kashmiri youth to Pakistan for training, says NIA in chargesheet

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet in the Special NIA Court in Jammu against three persons – Muneeb Hameed Bhat, Junaid Ahmad Mattoo and Umer Rashid Wani – in Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) recruitment case.
The accused, residents of Kulgam district, have been booked under several sections of the Unlawful Prevention Activities Act and the Indian Penal Code.
The case was initially registered by the Jammu and Kashmir Police in September 2017 after it was found that the LeT was motivating youths such as Bhat and others to join the terrorist outfit and arrange for their travel to Pakistan for training.
According to the NIA, the probe in the case has established that during 2016-18, several Kashmiri youths were sent by separatist leaders to Pakistan on valid travel documents for terrorist training with the active assistance of the commanders of militant groups.