New Delhi, Jan 12: The Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) on Friday charge-sheeted eight individuals in Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) cadres, together with a life convict and two absconders, within the terror outfit’s jail radicalization and ‘fidayeen’ (suicide) assault conspiracy case.
Among the many charge-sheeted accused, T Naseer of Kerala’s Kannur has been serving a life sentence in Begaluru’s Central Jail since 2013, whereas Junaid Ahmed, alias JD and Salman Khan are suspected to have fled overseas.
The others have been recognized as Syed Suhail Khan alias Suhail, Mohammed Umar alias Umar, Zahid Tabrez alias Zahid, Syed Mudassir Pasha and Mohammed Faisal Rabbani alias Sadath.
All eight accused individuals have been charge-sheeted beneath numerous sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act, the Explosives Substances Act and the Arms Act.
The case was initially registered by the Bengaluru Metropolis Police on July 18 final 12 months following the seizure of arms, ammunition, hand grenades and walkie-talkies from the possession of seven of the accused individuals. The restoration was made whereas the seven males have been gathered in the home of one of many accused.
Investigations into the case, which was taken over by the NIA in October 2023, revealed that T Naseer, who was concerned in a number of blast instances, had are available contact with the opposite accused whereas they have been all lodged in Bengaluru Jail throughout 2017, mentioned the NIA.
Whereas Salam was in jail in a POCSO case, the others have been concerned in a homicide case, the anti-terror company additional mentioned.
“Naseer had managed to get all of them shifted to his barracks after a cautious evaluation of their potential with a view to radicalising and recruiting them into the LeT. He first managed to radicalise and recruit Junaid and Salman to additional the actions of the LeT; thereafter, he conspired with Junaid to radicalise and recruit the opposite accused,” mentioned the NIA.
Junaid, following his launch from jail, was believed to have fled overseas after committing some extra offences, it mentioned.
As per NIA investigations, Junaid started sending funds to his co-accused from overseas to advertise LeT actions inside and outdoors the jail. “Junaid additionally conspired with Salman to ship arms, ammunition, hand grenades and walkie-talkies to the others as a part of a plot to hold out a ‘fidayeen’ assault and assist Naseer escape from police custody en path to court docket.”
Junaid additionally instructed his co-accused to steal used police caps for the assault and to commit arson on authorities buses as a observe run. The plot was foiled with the seizure of the arms, and so forth., in July final 12 months, mentioned the company. (Businesses)
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