NIA files chargesheet against Hizbul Mujahideen cadres

ANH Desk

New Delhi, March 12: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists for hatching a conspiracy to carry out attacks at different places in Uttar Pradesh.

One of them Kamruj Zaman is a native of Assam while Osama Bin Javed is from Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir.

The case was originally registered by UP police. It was later transferred to the NIA.

The NIA probe has revealed that Zaman and Javed had joined HM and were imparted nine months weapon training between June 2017 and March 2018 by two HM cadres – Mohammad Amin and Riyaz Ahmed in the jungles of Kishtwar, J&K.

“After completion of training, Zaman was directed to set up hideouts and select targets in UP and Assam for terrorist attacks. On 8 April 2018, a photograph of Zaman brandishing an automatic AK-47 rifle emerged in social media, which was posted by Mannan Wani, slain terrorist of HM, on his Facebook account. Saman later escaped to Bangladesh fearing his arrest. However, he was constantly in touch with Javed and Riyaz Naikoo, HM operational commander in Kashmir, over BBM chat application,” said a NIA spokesperson.

In the first week of August 2018, Zaman returned to India and stayed in Assam for some time. On August 25, 2018, on the directions of Javed and Riyaz Naikoo, he proceeded to Kanpur where he carried out reconnaissance of a few temples to carry out terror attacks. He was also trying to collect arms and explosives to carry out terror activity, said NIA.(Agencies)

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