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NIA files supplementary charge sheet on two OGWs

Srinagar: The anti-terror probe agency NIA on Saturday said that it has filed a supplementary charge sheet against two residents of Jammu & Kashmir, the over ground workers of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) for their alleged role in conspiring for terror incidents at different places in Uttar Pradesh and other parts of India.

Officials in the NIA said the charge sheet has been filed in a special Lucknow court under various sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Nisar Ahmad Sheikh, a resident of Bonastan in the Kishtwar district of J&K and Nishad Ahmad Butt, a resident of Hunjala village in Kishtwar district of J&K.

In the charge sheet, the officials said that the investigation by the NIA revealed that HM terrorist Osama Bin Javed (killed in an encounter later) was harboured and assisted by the accused Seikh and Butt.

“Seikh used to arrange safe transport and Butt had provided shelter and other logistic support for Osama Bin Javed and other terrorists of HM. Butt had also constructed a hideout in his own house in order to provide safe shelter to the terrorists of HM,” a senior NIA official said.

The case was primarily registered at the Anti-Terrorist-Squad (ATS) of UP Police September 12, 2018 against Kamruj Zaman and others under sections of UAPA relating to a criminal conspiracy by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen cadres to carry out terror incidents at different places in UP and other parts of India.

Later the NIA took over the case and re-registered an FIR on September 24, 2018.

During the investigation, the federal probe agency has already filed a charge sheet against arrested accused Kamruj Zaman and absconding accused Osama Bin Javed on March 11, 2019. But Javed was later killed in an encounter with security forces on September 28, 2019.

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