NIA Court framed charges against Hizbul Terrorists in RSS activist killing case

Jammu:  Special Judge NIA Jammu Suneet Gupta today framed charges in much publcizied killing of Chander Kant RSS Activist against four Hizbul Terrorits.

Special Judge NIA Jammu Suneet Gupta framed charges against Nisar Ahmed Sheikh, Nisar Ahmed Butt, Azad Hussain Bagwan, Parvaiz Ahmed and Rustam Ali Bagwan u/s 302/307/392/109/120-B/34 of  RPC, sections 18/19/39 of UA(P) Act.

on 9.4.2019 at about 12:30 hours, an input was received  at police station, Kishtwar that some unknown terrorists had carried out attack on Chander Kant Sharma at OPD Block of district Hospital Kishtwar wherein constable Rajinder Kumar S/O Som Nath R/O Mughal Maidan Kishtwar who was  deployed  as PSO  with Chander Kant  Sharma , an employee of District Hospital Kishtwar was killed on the spot and Chander Kant  Sharma was severely injured and was airlifted to Jammu Hospital for further treatment. Later on, Chander Kant Sharma succumbed to the injuries .During this  terror  attack, the terrorists also  took away  the service Rifle  AK 47 of the  PSO Rajinder Kumar from the spot. The terrorists committed this  terror  act with an intention to  revive  militancy  and to  strike terror among  the people of the area and thereby  threaten the unity ,integrity and sovereignty of India. In this regard, a FIR No.67/2019 u/ss 307/ 302/ 392/109 RPC,section 7/27 A Act and section  13/17/20/23 UA(P) Act was registered with P/S Kishtwar and investigation  was initiated . Subsequently, in compliance with Order No. 11011/55 /2019/NIA dated 1.11.2019  passed by  the Govt, of India  Ministry of Home Affairs , this case  was taken over by NIA and it re registered  the case vide RC No. 06/2019/NIA/Jmu u/ss 302/307/392/109 RPC,section 7/27 A Act and 13/17/20/23 UA (P) Act on 2.11.2019

During the investigation, it reveals that some members of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen ( HM) a banned  terrorist organization had conspired to strike  terror in the minds of the  people  of Kishtwar by carrying out terrorist acts by  targeting  persons  of  particular community . In this regard a meeting was held in the month of November 2015 at Jamia Marf-e-Islamia school Malipeth Kishtwar,which was attended by Rameez Raja Wani and Qari Manzoor among others. During the meeting it was decided to get  united  for  tahreeq-e-Azadi. It was also  decided  to spot  the talent  among  the  Muslim  youth, so that they could be trained  for carrying out  terror activities in order to achieve  their goal. In this regard,  Mohd Amin, Jahangir Saroori S/O Mohd. Anwar Bhatt R/O Saroor Tehsil Dharabshalla, an active HM terrorist and Osama-bin-Javed (A-1) had gone to the forest of Marwah Kishtwar for the  purpose of getting weapon  training in the year 2017.



Investigation has revealed that one day prior to the killings of Chander Kant Sharma and his PSO Rajinder Kumar, a meeting of HM terrorist was held  at the  rented  house of accused  Zahid Hussain (A-3) located at  Asarabad, Kishtwar wherein accused Osama-bin-javed (A-1), Haroon Abbas Wani (A-2), Zahid Hussain (A-3),Nissar Ahmed Sheikh (A-5) and  Tahir Ahmed Bhat (A-11) had conspired to kill Chander Kant Sharma ( a RSS leader and an employee of District Hospital Kishtwar) and his PSO and robbing the service weapon AK -47 Rifle of the PSO to add  their  arsenal .Accused Zahid Hussain (A-3) was assigned the job of keeping watch on the arrival of Chander Kant Sharma at District Hospital Kishtwar. Accordingly, next day I.e on 9.4.2019 in the morning, Osama-bin_javed , Haroon Abbas Wani, Tahir Ahmed Bhat and Nisar Ahmed  Sheikh again  met at the rented house of Zahid Hussain  located at Asarabad and Zahid Hussain  was keeping  watch on the activities of Chander Kant  Sharma  at District Hospital Kishtwar and he joined  them after some time , when Zahid  Hussain had informed that Chander Kant Sharma had arrived in district Hospital Kishtwar, all of them moved  towards the hospital . Nissar  Ahmed Sheikh moved in his Auto Rickshaw bearing No. JK06-0969 while piloting them and he was followed by accused Osama  Bin Javed , Haroon Abbas Wani ,Zahid Hussain and Tahir  Ahmed Bhat  @ Kashmiri in the Alto Car bearing  Reg. No. JK02 AL-2470 which was owned by the accused Zahid Hussain. The car was  being driven by Tahir Ahmed Bhat. On reaching the main gate of the hospital, Osama Bin Javed  & Haroon Abbas Wani  who were equipped  with AK-47 Rifle, got down from the car and went  towards OPD Block  of the hospital where Chander Kant Sharma  was present in his office at Room No 5  on the ground floor . Accused Tahir Ahmed Bhat and Zahid Hussain  parked the car on the  Om Mehta  road which is  located at the back side of the OPD block. At about 1225 hours ,  Chander Kant Sharma came out of his room No 5 and went  towards  the  entrance  of the OPD block  and his PSO Rajinder Kumar had also followed  him. When Chander Kant Sharma  reached  near the entrance  of OPD block ,Osama Bin Javed  and Haroon Abbas Wani had fired  upon  the  PSO  Rajinder   Kumar  from the backside, who fell  down  on the  ground and died on the spot. On seeing this,  Chander Kant Sharma ran towards the  outside of OPD block  but he fell down on the ground as he was shot  by Osama Bin Javed . Thereafter, both of them i.e. Osama Bin Javed and Haroon Abbas Wani had robbed the service weapon i.e. AK-47 Rifle of PSO Rajinder Kumar and ran away from the spot. They ran towards Om Mehta  road   where  Zahid and Tahir Ahmed  were  waiting for them in an Alto Car. Thereafter  all of them  proceeded towards Birwar Morh  and left  their car  near the  grid station  Birwar Morh Kishtwa

During the investigation, it was surfaced that on the date of occurrence i.e. on 9th April 2019, the accused Nissar Ahmed Sheikh has facilitated the movements of Osama Bin Javed, Haroon Abbas Wani ,Zahid Hussain and  Tahir Bhat.  He had provided  the  cover  to these  persons while driving his Auto Rickshaw ahead to the Alto Car bearing Reg. No. JK02 AL- 2470  in which  the aforesaid  accused persons were travelling and reached  at the scene of crime .Besides this,  the accused Nissar Ahmed Sheikh remained present nearby  the District Hospital Kishtwar for keeping  a watch  on the movements of police.


During further investigation, it revealed that the accused Nishad Ahmed Butt had given shelter to the HM terrorist Osama Bin Javed, Haroon  Abbas Wani and Zahid Hussain  at the  hide out  made  at his home  while  these terrorists were in the  progress  of carrying out their terrorist activities as well as hiding themselves  in order to evade their arrest after carrying out the murder of Chander Kant Sharma and his PSO Rajinder Kumar on 9.4.2019. This hideout was prepared by  Nishad Ahmed  and  Rustam Ali at the first floor of the house of  Nishad Ahmed  located at  village Hunjala Kishtwar . During the investigation, the  Investigating agency  had recovered some bunches of hair  from the hideout  at the residence of accused Nishad  and  the DNA of the  said bunch of hair  were matched with the DNA profile of  Osama Bin Javed and Zahid Hussain as per the report issued by the Director FSL Srinagar. During investigation,  it was proved that  the accused persons Azad Hussain Bhagwan,Parvez Ahmed and Rustam Ali had provided the logistics support to the HM terrorist Osama Bin Javed and Haroon Abbas for carrying  out terrorist  activities.



It is  worthwhile to mention here that during the investigation of the present case, the accused persons  Osama-bin-javed and Zahid Hussain  were killed  during an encounter with the security  forces on 28th Sept 2019  within the  jurisdiction of police station Batote District Ramban and in this regard an FIR No 84/2019  was registered with P/S Batote . Similarly, the accused  Haroon Abbas Wani was also killed during an encounter  with the security forces  on 15th Jan.2020 at Doda. In this regard, an FIR  No.06/2020 was registered with P/S Doda. As such, the proceedings against the accused persons Osama-bin-Javed ,Haroon Abbas Wani and Zahid Hussain have been  abated  vide order dated 18.11.2020 after recording satisfaction about their deaths.


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