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.