National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Friday filed its chargesheet at the Special Court at Patiala House against captured Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist Bahadur Ali.
The NIA has maintained that Ali was a Pakistan-based LeT cadre and was sent to carry out terror attacks in India.
The 21-year-old Ali, has also been accused of stone pelting and tailoring unrest in the Valley in the aftermath of Burhan Wani’s death.
The agency has filed the charge sheet under various provisions of IPC, UAPA, sections of Explosives Act, Explosive Substances Act, Arms Act, Foreigners Act and the Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act against Ali, who has been been in judicial custody since August.
According to court sources, the charge sheet, filed before District Judge Amar Nath, claimed that the recent unrest in Kashmir Valley had been orchestrated by Pakistan-based LeT.
In the video, he is heard saying that his handlers in Pakistan told him that “Lashkar cadre have been successful in creating unrest after Burhan Wani was killed”. Ali revealed that he went through three training sessions and was assigned to “mingle with locals and create trouble” during protests in the Kashmir Valley after Wani, a 22-year-old Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist, was killed on July 8.
The NIA says its investigation reveals the LeT has set up “well-organized machinery for the recruitment of vulnerable young men from different provinces of Pakistan, as part of a conspiracy to wage war against India” with terrorist acts.
Investigators say Ali was also provided a map sheet depicting parts of the PoK and Jammu and Kashmir. He was provided with the Grid References that had been recovered from his possession. Ali plotted these Grid References on the map sheet.
“It has been affirmed by the Surveyor General of India, Dehradun that Bahadur Ali, had indeed plotted the Grid References correctly. This clearly establishes that Ali is well conversant with the use of the map sheet and that he has received training on the subject,” the NIA said.
Ali was arrested on July 25 last year in the Valley with a large number of arms and ammunition and communication and mapping devices. A GPS device was also recovered from him at the time of his arrest that contained the coordinates of the Mandakuli ‘launching pad’ of the LeT, which is in the PoK.