NIA files supplementary chargesheet against operative in LeT offshoot case

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed a supplementary chargesheet against an accused in the case involving the activities of “The Resistance Front” (TRF), an offshoot of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), officials said.

They said the NIA charged Faisal Muneer alias Ali Bhai, a resident of Talab Khatikan Jammu, of conspiring with Pakistan-based operatives of LeT/TRF for transportation of firearms and explosives for carrying out terrorist acts in India.

In its supplementary chargesheet filed today in the NIA Special Court, Patiala House, NIA has charged Faisal under various sections of IPC, Arms Act and UA(P) Act, 1967, a spokesman of the anti terror Agency said.

NIA said Muneer had entered into a conspiracy with his handlers based across-the-border to deliver the consignments of weapons and explosives to active terrorist commanders and operatives of these outfits for commission of terror acts in India, as per NIA investigations.

“As part of the conspiracy hatched with other co-accused and handlers/operatives of LeT/TRF, Faisal had actively worked for LeT/TRF and had received funds from operatives of LeT, with the intent to further its terror activities,” NIA said.

Muneer is the fourth person to be chargesheeted in the case (RC-32/2021/NIA/DLI), registered suo moto by NIA on November 18, 2021.

NIA had earlier filed a chargesheet against accused Arsalan Feroz alias Arsalan Soub, Muzamil Mushtaq Bhat alias Hamza and Mudasir Ahmed Dar respectively on June 18, November 9 and December 17, 2022.

The three accused, found working at the behest of LeT/TRF operatives, as Overground Workers (OGWs), were charged under various sections of the law.

NIA said during investigations, it emerged that Faisal Muneer was working as an active OGW of LeT/TRF, and was involved in receiving, collecting, and supplying weapons /explosives /funds.

“These materials were sent/dropped from Pakistan via drones in the areas situated near the International Border area of Samba/Kathua, for carrying out terrorist activities in India. After receiving the consignments from his associates, accused Faisal Muneer used to store them at his residence for onward delivery to terrorist operatives and their OGWs, on the directions of the LeT/TRF operatives based across the border,” NIA said.


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