NIA files chargesheet against Hizbul terrorists in murder of J&K BJP secretary Anil Parihar, brother

The chargesheet has been filed in the Special NIA Court, Jammu against seven accused, including absconding Hizbul Commander Jahangir Saroori. Anil Parihar and his brother were gunned down outside his house in 2018.

Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Jahangir Saroori.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a chargesheet in connection with the killing of Jammu and Kashmir state BJP secretary Anil Parihar and his brother, Ajit Parihar in 2018 in Kishtwar.

The chargesheet has been filed in the Special NIA Court, Jammu against seven accused, including absconding Hizbul Commander Jahangir Saroori. Anil Parihar and his brother were gunned down outside his house in 2018.

The two men were returning from their shop around 8 pm when they were fired upon. They were taken to a hospital where doctors declared them brought dead.

The NIA also named Osama-bin-Javid and Haroon Abbas Wani in the chargesheet as accused who carried out the attack on Anil and Ajit Parihar on November 1, 2018, in Kishtwar. Both of them pumped bullets into the two victims and fled from the scene.

The cops located them using apps. Both were killed in separate encounters. However, Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Jahangir Saroori has been elusive. Keeping away from technology, he has survived using tactics for 30 years. Jahangir is also one of the longest surviving Hizbul commanders.

During an investigation, accused persons — Nisar Ahmed Sheikh, Nishad Ahmed Butt and Azad Hussain Bagwan — were arrested in November last year. The three accused persons used to provide logistic support to the three terrorists.

Nishad was the alleged owner of a bungalow who kept the terror operatives in a hideout inside his bathroom. After every terror incident, Haroon and Osama would hide there, fearing getting caught after terror incidents.

The NIA said that the probe unearthed a larger conspiracy of these terrorists and the OGWs of the terror outfit to revive terrorism in the region of Chenab valley — Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban in Jammu region.

These terrorists not only carried out the murder of Parihar brothers but they carried out three other terrorist acts in Kishtwar in 2019.

The NIA said that Hizbul Mujahideen commander Jahangir Saroori had devised ways and means to raise funds to sustain the activities of the banned terror groups for which they looted weapons from police to enhance their armed strength.

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