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Udhampur attack: Court orders framing of charges against Naved, 6 others

PTI
Published May 23, 2016, 6:19 pm IST
Updated May 23, 2016, 6:28 pm IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had filed a charge sheet against nine people on January 25 this year.
The court on Monday ordered framing of charges against the six accused including Naveed under various sections of Ranbir Penal Code (Photo: File)
 The court on Monday ordered framing of charges against the six accused including Naveed under various sections of Ranbir Penal Code (Photo: File)

Jammu: A special NIA court on Monday ordered framing of charges against six persons, including Pakistani national Mohammed Naved, who was caught alive during a terror attack on a BSF convoy at Udhampur in August last year.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had filed a charge sheet against nine people on January 25 this year and alleged that the terror strike was the handiwork of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba.

 

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Naved along with Abu Noman had carried out a terror strike on a BSF convoy on August five at Udhampur when it was moving from Jammu to Srinagar. The attack resulted in the death of two BSF personnel, while 13 others were injured. The case was subsequently transferred to NIA for investigation.

The court on Monday ordered framing of charges against the six accused under various sections of Ranbir Penal Code dealing with murder and waging war against the country, besides Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Explosives Act and Arms Act. Naved has also been slapped with the charges under the Foreigners Act.

Others against whom the order of framing the charges was issued are Khursheed Ahmed Bhat, Showkat Ahmed Bhat, Shabzar Ahmed Bhat, Fayaz Ahmed Ittoo alias Fayaz Khar and Khursheed Ahmed Ittu.

The NIA charge sheet has also named Fayaz Ahmed Ashwar alias Setha and Ashiq Hussain Bhat alias Ubaida, both of whom are still absconding. Abu Noman was killed in retaliatory action by the security forces.

The NIA said in its charge sheet that the probe into the Udhampur attack had not only unearthed "specific conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Udhampur but also the larger conspiracy of the LeT through which Mohammed Naved and his associates were infiltrated and sheltered in Indian territory for committing terrorist acts."

Naved was overpowered by two local youths whom he had tried to take hostage after carrying out the terror strike.

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