An officer of the premier investigating agency said that Naqeed Mushtaq Shah, a former constable of Jammu and Kashmir Police, escaped in 2017 with a weapon. The Food Corporation of India (FCI) was then posted as a guard in Budgam. According to the NIA official, after leaving the police, he became an active terrorist of the banned Hizbul-Mujahideen. A charge sheet was filed against Shah in a special NIA court here under sections of the Distance Procedure Call (RPC), Explosive Substances Act, Jammu and Kashmir Public Property (Prevention of Damage) Act and Unlawful Activity (Prevention) Act.
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The case relates to an attack by a terrorist on CRPF convoy at Tether in Banihal area of Ramban district on March 30, 2019, in a car laden with explosives with the intention of killing security personnel and waging war against the Indian government. Exploded.
A case was registered on 30 March 2019 in Ramban. The NIA re-registered the case on April 15, 2019 and assumed the responsibility of investigation.
NIA had filed a charge sheet
The NIA had earlier filed a charge sheet against six Hizbul-Mujahideen terrorists for their involvement in the attack.
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According to the NIA official, Shah along with other terrorists was actively involved in plotting and carrying out the attack on the CRPF convoy in Banihal.
NIA official said that further investigation in the case is going on.
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