Maqsudan police station blasts case :Charges framed against 7 Kashmiri students
Investigation showed that Fazil Bashir Pinchoo; Shahid Quyoom; Rouf Ahmed Mir; and Ummer Ramzan, alias Gazi, had targeted the police station in in association with Amir Nazir Mir and Rasik Ahmed Mir, both residents of PulwamaUpdated: Oct 11, 2019 00:15 IST
The court of NS Gill, special judge CBI, also designated as a special judge, National Investigation Agency (NIA), Mohali, on Thursday, framed charges against seven Kashmiri students in the case of four hand-grenade explosions on the premises of Maqsudan police station in Jalandhar. The accused, Fazil Bashir Pinchoo; Shahid Quyoom; Amair Nazir Mir; Zahid Gulzar; Yasir Rafiq Bhat alias Zasir Rafiq; Mohammad Idris Shah and Suhail Ahmed Bhat, would face trial from November 4.
Investigation showed that Fazil Bashir Pinchoo; Shahid Quyoom; Rouf Ahmed Mir; and Ummer Ramzan, alias Gazi, had targeted the police station in in association with Amir Nazir Mir and Rasik Ahmed Mir, both residents of Pulwama. According to the investigation, the conspiracy was hatched by a terror organisation, Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH), led by its self-styled chief Zakir Rashid Bhat, alias Zakir Musa, to target security installations across the country. A policeman had received splinter injuries in his chest in the attack.
The Sections under which the trial will start are 120B (criminal conspiracy); 121 (waging or attempting to wage war against state); 121A (attempt to overawe the governments by criminal force); 122 (collection of arms); 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code and under Sections 16, 18, 20, 23 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and Section 3 of the Explosives Substances Act.
Pinchoo and Quyoom were students at St Soldiers Institute, Jalandhar, Punjab, the investigation had found. As part of the conspiracy, these two had collected four hand grenades from an unidentified cadre of AGH near Verka Plant, Jalandhar, on September 9, 2018. On September 13, Rauf Ahmed Mir and Ramzan, alias Gazi, travelled from Kashmir to Chandigarh on an IndiGo flight, and onwards to Jalandhar by road. Recce of potential targets was conducted on September 13, itself, and after selecting Maqsudan police station building as the target, the attack was executed on September 14, the investigation found. After the attack, the four men, went separately to Kashmir.
Three other accused Rouf Ahmed Mir, Ummer Ramzan and Rasik Ahmed Mir were killed in an encounter on December 22, 2018 at Arampora village in Awantipora, Jammu and Kashmir
Lalru BTech student discharged
Another accused, Danish Rehman Sofi, a Kashmiri student, was discharged by the court in April this year. Danish, a third-year engineering student of a private college in Lalru, was putting up in Dera Bassi and had been arrested from Jammu and Kashmir.
First Published: Oct 11, 2019 00:15 IST