Govt Orders Prosecution Of 2 Members Of Musa Group 

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SRINAGAR — The government has ordered prosecution against two persons of Al Qaeda affiliate Ansar Gazwatul Hind which was headed by Zakir Musa who was killed on Friday.

The government ordered the prosecution against Rameez Mohi-ud-din Lone son of Gh. Mohi-ud-din of Trehgam and Amir Hassan Sheikh son of Gh Hassan of Trehgam for commission of offences punishable U/S 16,18, of ULAP Act, arising out of FIR No. 174/2018 of Police Station Kupwara.

The FIR was registered after police station Kupwara on July 5 last year received a written application from an army officer to the effect that a Joint Operation was launched by 41 RR and Special Operation Group (SOG) of J&K Police, Kupwara at Goose. During search operation two OGWs—Lone and Sheikh— were apprehended along with arms and ammunition.  During the course of investigation, it came to fore that the accused persons were in possession of illegal arms and ammunition for carrying out militancy related incidents. 

“It also revealed that the accused were also instigating the youth to carry out anti-national activities, besides luring towards militancy,” government said. 

 The accused revealed during questioning that they were working for Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind and Hizb-ul-Muajideen outfits in the area and were going to commit militant activities but were apprehended by security forces. “During investigation, a pistol with magazine was recovered from the possession of Rameez Mohi-ud-din and two Chinese Hand Grenades were recovered from the possession of accused Amir Hassan Sheikh, which were seized and seizure memo prepared.”

 Further, the cell phones recovered from the possession of the accused have been seized as vital piece of evidence and sent to FSL Chandigarh for expert opinion where from the opinion is awaited and on receipt, the same shall be made the part of the case, government said. 

The government said that on the strength of evidence, prima facie, a case for commission of offences punishable u/s 7/25 A Act, 16,18 UA(P) Act against the accused was established and accordingly investigation has been concluded as proved. 

However Sec. 3A Explosive Sub Act has been dropped from the case owing to deficient evidence. 

 

 


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