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NIA charge sheets two in Hizbul terror attack conspiracy in UP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The (NIA) Monday filed a chargesheet in connection with an alleged conspiracy of the to carry out a terror attack in in 2018, the agency said Monday.

In its chargesheet filed in a special court in Lucknow, the agency charged Kamruj of and absconding accused of under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy among others and stringent sections of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

The Police had booked on September 12, 2018 for hatching a criminal conspiracy to carry out terrorist attacks by cadres at different places in the state. It was later taken up by

"Investigation has established that and Javed had joined HM and were imparted nine months weapon training (June 2017 - March 2018) by two cadres of terror group Mohammad Amin and Hajari in the jungles of district Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir," said.

After completing training, Zaman was directed to set up hideouts and select targets in and for terrorist attacks, he alleged.

"On 8 April 2018, a photograph of Zaman brandishing an automatic AK-47 rifle emerged on social media, which was posted by Mannan Wani, a slain terrorist of Hizbul Mujahideen, on his account," he said.

Fearing arrest, Zaman escaped to but remained in constant touch with Javed and and Riyaz Naikoo, Hizbul Mujahideen's in Kashmir, over BBM chat application, the agency alleged.

In first week of August 2018, he returned to and stayed in for some time, the alleged.

On 25 August 2018, on directions of Javed and Riyaz Naikoo, Zaman proceeded to where he carried out reconnaissance of a few temples to carry out terror attacks, the claimed.

He was also trying to collect arms and explosives to carry out terror activities, he said.

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First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 20:58 IST