HC blast: NIA gears up for chargesheet
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is gearing up to file its first chargesheet in the Delhi high court blast of September 7 last year that claimed 15 lives. The agency will soon seek sanction, mandated under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in the regard.
According to sources, since one apprehended accused in the case is a juvenile, a separate chargesheet will be filed against him in a juvenile court.
The chargesheet against two other arrested accused — Wasim Akram Malik and Amir Abbas Dev — will be filed in the special NIA court in Patiala House Courts here.
The NIA will name at least five more accused in the chargesheet — Junaid Akram Malik, Shakir Hussain and Amir Ali Kamal and two Pakistanis, Bilal and Saifullah. All five are on the run at the moment.
According to sources, the two Pakistanis planted bomb at the high court. Investigators have identified Bilal as Ghulam Sarwar, who is wanted in connection with a bomb attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur area in May last year.
To strengthen its case against the accused, investigators have taken help from psychoanalysts to get insights into the minds of arrested accused in the case. The psycho-profiles of accused are likely to be part of the chargesheet.
The NIA has identified Wasim Akram Malik, a native of Kishtwar and medical student in Bangladesh, as main conspirator in the case. According to sources, Malik hatched the conspiracy alone.
To execute the plan, he took the help of his younger brother Junaid Akram Malik, who had allegedly joined the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen in the valley. Investigation has revealed that Junaid and his associates roped in Bilal and Saifullah from their Hizbul sources.