The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a supplementary chargesheet in connection with a Lashkar-e-Tayiba off-shoot case.
The charges were filed against one Faisal Muneer, who is a member of the banned The Resistence Front, which is an off shoot of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. The NIA has accused Muneer of conspiring with Pakistan based operatives to transport firearms and explosives in order to carry out acts of terror in India.
He is accused of entering into a conspiracy with his handlers based in Pakistan to deliver consignments of weapons and explosives to active terror commanders and operatives of these outfits for commission of acts of terror in India, the NIA said.
The probe by the NIA says that as part of the conspiracy with other co-accused and handlers, Faisal had actively worked for the above mentioned terror groups. He also received funds for the operatives of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, the NIA probe found.
He is the fourth person to be charged in this case which the agency had registered suo-motu in 2021.
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The NIA had earlier filed a chargesheet against Arsalan Feroz, Muzamil Mushtaq Bhat and Mudasir Ahmed Dar. The agency said that these accused persons were operating as over ground workers of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and The Resistence Front.
The probe also learnt that Muneer was also an over ground worker and was involved in receiving, collecting and supplying weapons. These materials were dropped off by the Lashkar-e-Tayiba operatives using drones in areas situated near the international border area of Samba and Kathua. After receiving the arms, Muneer would store it at his residence, following which the same would be delivered to terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.
Muneer has been charged under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Story first published: Monday, May 15, 2023, 15:41 [IST]