Shopian Terrorist Attack: SIU files charge sheet against accused persons

Srinagar, Feb 03 : In a significant development, the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) Shopian on Saturday produced a comprehensive charge sheet in a case related to the terrorist attack on local labourers in Gagran area of Shopian during the summer of 2023.

As per a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the SIU Shopian has successfully produced a comprehensive charge sheet of case FIR number 126/2023 under section 7/25, 7/27 IA Act, 16, 18, 20, 23, 38, and 39 of UAPA.

“The chargesheet has been produced before Court of Special Judge (NIA Court) Kulgam today, against the six accused persons identified as Adnan Shafi son of Mohd Shafi Shah, Zahid Ahmad Shah son of Abdul Gaffar Shah, Hanzil Yaqoob Shah (deceased) son of Mohd Yaqoob Shah, all residents of Rawalpora Shopian, Danish Hameed Thoker @Muslim Bhai (deceased) son of Abdul Hamed Thoker resident of Chakora Shopian, Hazim Rashid Sheikh son of Abdul Rashid Sheikh and Midhat Ahmad Dar son of Mohd Yaqoob Dar, both residents of Bemnipora Shopian,” police said.

During the course of investigation, they were found involved in the heinous attack on labourers residing in rented accommodation at Gagran area of Shopian, causing serious injuries, the statement said.

The next hearing for the case is scheduled for February 20, 2024, as announced by the Court, the statement said, adding that the proceedings aim to bring justice to the victims and their families, ensuring accountability for the perpetrators involved in this reprehensible act.

The SIU Shopian remains dedicated to conducting a thorough and unbiased investigation, leaving no stone unturned to bring justice to the affected families, it added—(KNO) 

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