7 chargesheets filed in terror funding case including former NIA officer, Kashmiri human rights activist
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a charge sheet against seven people, including its former officer Arvind Digvijay Negi and Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez, in the terror funding case. The chargesheet was filed in a special NIA court in New Delhi against Negi, Parvez, Munir Ahmed Kataria and Arshid Ahmed Tonch of North Kashmir, Zafar Abbas of Bihar and Ram Bhavan Prasad and Chandan Mahto of West Bengal under relevant laws. Was. said a spokesman for the agency.
Negi was arrested in February this year and Parvez in November last year in a case related to a conspiracy by Pakistan-based terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) to fund and recruit operatives and over-ground workers (OGWs). had gone. ) To provide assistance in planning and execution of terrorist activities in various parts of the country including Jammu and Kashmir. The NIA had registered the case on November 6 last year.
The NIA said, “Investigation has revealed that Pakistan-based Lashkar operatives in connivance with Parvez, Kataria, Tonch and Abbas, OGW of Lashkar to further Lashkar-e-Taiba activities and carry out terrorist activities in India.” There was a conspiracy to run the network. The agency said these accused persons collected information about important installations, deployments and movements of security forces, obtained official secret documents and passed them on to their Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives through encrypted communication channels for monetary consideration. .
“The investigation also revealed that Negi, being a public servant, abused his official position and unauthorizedly passed official secret documents to co-accused for monetary consideration and from investigation Also sought illegal gratification through co-accused to reach settlement,” the spokesperson said. The NIA said Prasad and Mahto had forged identity documents and used them to obtain SIM cards and open bank accounts and passed them on to co-accused for pecuniary gain.
The spokesperson said Negi was charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, Official Secrets Act and Prevention of Corruption Act, while Parvez was charged under relevant sections of the IPC, Prevention of Corruption Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. were. The spokesperson said that further investigation in the matter is on.
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