SRINAGAR: The National Investigation Agency on Monday filed a supplementary chargesheet against Peoples Democratic Party leader Waheed-ur-Rehman Para and two other gunrunners in the Davinder singh terror-funding case in the special NIA court in Jammu.
The NIA said the youth leader was a critical player in sustaining the “political-separatist-terrorist” nexus in Jammu and Kashmir.
Besides Para, the other two named in the chargesheet are Shaheen Ahmad Lone and Tafazul Hussain Parimoo, who were involved in gunrunning from across the Line of Control (LoC) for militants and channelising funds to sustaining terrorist activities at the behest of their handlers in Pakistan, an NIA spokesperson said.
The NIA filed the supplementary chargesheet against the three accused under Section 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC, Sections 17, 18, 38, 39 and 40 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Section 25 (1AA) of the Arms Act and Section 6 of the Explosive Substances Act.
Davinder Singh was arrested along with three others – Hizbul Mujahideen commanders Syed Naveed Mushtaq (alias ‘Naveed Babu’), the then district commander of Shopian and Ganderbal districts, and Rafi Ahmad rather and advocate Irfan Shafi Mir – while they were travelling from Srinagar to Jammu near Qazigund in south Kashmir on January 11, 2020. Police filed an FIR was filed against the three. The NIA re-registered the case on January 17 and took over the investigation. It had already filed a chargesheet against eight accused in the same case on July 6.
Parra, a close aide of former J&K chief minister and PDP President Mehbooba Mufti, was arrested by the NIA in the case on November 25 last year.
“The investigations revealed that chargesheeted accused Parra was part of the conspiracy for raising and transferring of terror funds to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) militants for procurement of terrorist hardware and was also a critical player in sustaining political-separatist-terrorist nexus in J&K, ”the spokesperson said.
About Lone and Parimoo, the spokesperson said that the investigation has revealed that they were involved in gunrunning from across the LoC for the militants of terrorist organisations Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and were also channelizing funds to the militants for sustaining terrorist activities in J&K on instructions of their handlers in Pakistan.
“Further investigations in the case are on,” he added.