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Pathankot terror attack: NIA files charge sheet against JeM chief Masood Azhar

ProMASS: DEC 19,2016:   The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today filed a chargesheet against Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar and others for their alleged involvement in the Pathankot terror attack. Sources said, in a comprehensive charge sheet filed at Panchkula Special Court , NIA has highlighted the role of terror group Jaish in spreading mayhem in India and referred to the nefarious plans of the outfit.

The charge sheet which also named Azhar’s brother Rauf Asghar as accused, alleged that immediately after the Pathankot incident, he had hosted a video message claiming responsibility for the terror strike and glorified the role of Azhar, who was released in exchange for passengers of hijacked Indian Airlines plane IC-814 in 1999.

The charge sheet is likely to be used by India at various international fora to highlight the role of Masood Azhar in Pathankot terror strike carried out on January 2 this year. The Home Ministry had provided approval to NIA to file the charge sheet against Azhar and others under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

 

  Courtesy: AIR NEWS

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