The National Investigation Agency on Monday filed a supplementary chargesheet in the NIA’s Jammu court against two accused, identified as Shaid Naveed and Zafar Iqbal, who have been booked under various laws including the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, or UAPA, apart from sections of the Indian Penal Code. The agency says the duo were sent by their Pakistan-based handlers to wage war against India.
“The case was initially registered as FIR No. 292 /2020 dated 27.12.2020 u/s 16/18/20 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Sections 121-A/122/295-A of IPC at Police Station Mendhar of Poonch District. The accused persons were part of a deep-rooted criminal conspiracy hatched by Pakistan-based handlers of Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen (TuM) and their terror associates based in Poonch and Kuwait to execute terror activities and to wage war against the Indian State,” the NIA said.
The Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen, which claims to be fighting for “liberation of Kashmir” and has been involved in a series of terror acts, was banned by the Indian government in 2019.