Sanjay Sharma Murder case: SIA Kashmir files charge sheet against 12 terror accused

Srinagar, Jan 20 : The State Investigation Agency (SIA) Kashmir has filed a comprehensive charge sheet against 12 individuals in connection with the brutal murder of Kashmiri Pandit Sanjay Sharma. The case, initially registered at Police Station Litter Pulwama under FIR No. 14/2023, was later transferred to SIA Kashmir for specialized investigation.
In a statement to Srinagar based news agency Kashmir Dot Com SIA said ‘The heinous crime took place at Achhan Pulwama on February 26, 2023, and the subsequent investigation revealed a broader conspiracy originating from across the border. The aim was to disrupt the revival of peace and communal harmony in the valley, using the murder of an innocent person from the minority community to fuel communal disharmony and sustain terrorism.”
They said, Upon taking over the case, SIA Kashmir conducted extensive searches across South Kashmir, unearthing vital physical and technical evidence. This evidence exposed the accused persons’ involvement in the crime, including providing logistical support, harboring the accused, and concealing evidence. During the course of investigation SIA conducted 05 rounds of extensive searches at 32 Locations across the valley, during which evidences in the shape mobile devices, incriminating documents viz Bank Documents and 01 Pistol magazine and live cartridges were seized.
The charge sheet has been filed before the Special Designated Court under the NIA Act at Pulwama against terror accused namely Jazim Farooq Wani @Abrar S/o Farooq Ahmad Wani R/o Heff-Shirmal Shopian. @Khalid Kamran R/o Pakistan.
ZaffarHussainBhat @Khursheed Kashmiri S/o Lt. Sana-UllahBhat R/o LivarSallarSrigufwara, Anantnag,
Nassir Farooq Shah S/o Farooq Ahmad Shah R/o WantengMohalla, Bijbehara,
AamirHussain Wani S/o Ghulam Mohammad Wani, SIL/o late Abdul Aziz Bhat R/o Ashajipora, Anantnag,
Shameem Ahmad Bhat alias Uncle S/o Ghulam Hassan Bhat R/o Heff-Shirmal, Shopian, Towseef Ahmad Pandith S/o Late Bashir Ahmad Pandith R/o JabliporaBijbehara, Anantnag,
Sajjad Ahmad Bhat @ AfnanBhat S/o GhulamMohiudinBhat R/o Goriwan, Bijbehara, Sarjeel Ahmad Bhat S/o Zahoor Ahmad Bhat R/o ReshiporaQaimoh,Kulgam,
Danish Ahmad Thokar S/o Abdul Hamid Thokar R/o Chakoora, Shopian, Ubaid Ahmad Paddar S/o Wali Mohammad Paddar R/o Chakoora, Shopian,  (UAP,
Sahil Bashir Dar  S/o Bashir Ahmad Dar R/o Dhobi-Gath Bijbehara, Anantnag While investigation continues for accused Yasir Shabir Wani, 8 out of the 13 accused, including 3 juveniles, are currently under judicial custody.
Notably, Jazim Farooq Wani, Danish Hamid Thokar, and Ubaid Ahmad Paddar have been killed in encounters with security forces. Meanwhile, Zaffar Hussain Bhat @Khursheed Kashmiri and @Khalid Kamran are presently absconding.
The investigation unveiled that the accused individuals were acting on instructions from terror handlers across the border, maintaining communication via encrypted online messaging platforms. Notably, Jazim Farooq Wani, who pulled the trigger, received weapon handling training from Nassir Farooq Shah on the directives of Pakistani handler @Khalid Kamran.
SIA Kashmir reaffirms to follow the case vigorously in the court of law. The investigation of the case shall continue and SIA is committed to ensure all the accused who have been a part of the crime in any way are brought justice.  (KDC)

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