National Investigative Agency filed a 13,500 chargesheet in the dastardly 2019 Pulwama terror attack naming 26/11 terror attack mastermind and Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar and his brother Rauf Asghar as the main accused.
Over 40 soldiers were martyred in the terror attack that took place on 14th February, 2019.
NIA Files Charge-sheet Against 19 Accused in Pulwama Terror Attack Case (RC-02/2019/NIA/JMU) pic.twitter.com/tsI5Gu7VEG— NIA India (@NIA_India) August 25, 2020
The chargesheet lists 19 accused in total and reveals the planning and execution of the attack in Kashmir took place in Pakistan, where JeM is based.
The chargesheet states that 20 Kg of RDX was brought in from Pakistan via Samba in Jammu by Umar Farooq, who oversaw the execution of the attack.
Umar was later neutralised by special forces in Kashmir earlier this year, the NIA then studied Videos, WhatsApp chats and photo retrieved from his damaged cell phone .
The chargesheet revealed that JeM terrorists had planned to carry out another attack and had even arranged a car and suicide bombers.
However, this attack was foiled by India during the Balakot air strikes wherein India destroyed Jaish’s terror training facility.
Main accused in Pulwama Terror Attack case Md Umar Farooq infiltrated into India through International border at Jammu-Samba Sector in April, 2018 & took over as JeM Commander,Pulwama. He along with his associates planned attack on security forces using IEDs (2nd pic): NIA Source pic.twitter.com/9A3nl2LvZI— ANI (@ANI) August 25, 2020
In the charge-sheet, the NIA has also included Masood Azhar’s video and audio recordings, where one can hear him welcome attack on Indian Soldiers at Pulwama.
Details of the JeM Telegram group that had a post soon after the attack claiming ‘100 Indian Hindu soldiers were killed and destroyed’ has also been mentioned in the chargesheet.
National Investigation Agency (NIA) is filing a 13,500-page charge sheet in the Pulwama terror attack case, naming a number of Pakistani nationals, including JeM chief Masood Azhar. In photos- vehicle used in the attack and terrorists who made the IED: NIA sources pic.twitter.com/tgAsXYwTlN— ANI (@ANI) August 25, 2020
For the first time, the NIA has revealed photographs of three terrorists in the charge-sheet manufacturing the bomb used in the attack.