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NIA Files Chargesheet against 16 foreign based Khalistanis in Referendum 2020 case

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New Delhi: NIA today Wednesday 9 November 2020 filed Chargesheet against 16 accused Khalistanis worldwide before the NIA Special Court, New Delhi.

The chargesheet in Referendum 2020/Sikhs for Justice case registered under Sections 120B, 124A, 153A, 153B and 505 of IPC and 13, 17 and 18 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. The case pertains to organized conspiracy by the accused for launching a concerted secessionist campaign under the banner of ‘Referendum 2020’ for creation of ‘Khalistan’.

The chargesheeted accused are i) Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, r/o New York, USA; ii) Avtar Singh Pannun,
r/o New York, USA; iii) Gurpreet Singh Baagi r/o UK; iv) Harpreet Singh @ Rana Singh r/o New York, USA; v)
Paramjit Singh @ Pamma, r/o UK; vi) Sarabjit Singh Bannur, r/o UK; vii) Amardeep Singh Purewal @Amardeep Singh Khalsa, r/o California, USA; viii) J S Dhaliwal, r/o Canada; ix) Kulwant Singh Mothada r/o UK, x) Dupinderjit Singh, r/o UK; xi) Hardeep Singh Nijjar, r/oCanada; xii) Kulwant Singh @ Kanta @Mann Singh
Khalsa, r/o UK; xiii) Harjaap Singh @Japhi Singh, r/o California, USA; xiv) Sarabjit Singh @Sabi Singh, r/o
California, USA; xv) Jatinder Singh Grewal, r/o Canada; and xvi) S Himmat Singh, r/o New York, USA. The
above individuals are members of Sikh for Justice, an organization declared as ‘Unlawful Association’ under
UA(P) Act.

Investigation in the case has revealed that Sikhs for Justice, a secessionist outfit floated in the garb of
‘Human Rights advocacy group’ with its offices in various foreign countries like the USA, Canada, the UK, and
Australia is a frontal organization of Khalistan terrorist outfits operating from foreign soils including Pakistan.
Under this campaign numerous social media accounts on FaceBook, Twitter, Whatsapp, YouTube Channels and a number of websites have been launched, which are being used to propagate sedition as well as enmity on the grounds of region and religion, to radicalise impressionable youth, to cause disturbance to peace and harmony and to raise funds for terrorist activities. SFJ has been attempting to undermine the security of the Indian State by instigating Sikh personnel in the Indian army to rise up in mutiny against India. SFJ is also trying to radicalize youth of Kashmir and openly extending support for secession of Kashmir from India.

Based on the dossiers provided by NIA and other agencies, the chief patrons of SFJ namely Gurpatwant
Singh Pannun, Hardeep Singh Nijjar and Paramjit Singh @ Pamma have already been designated as ‘Terrorist’ under UA(P)Act. During the course of investigation, NIA identified immovable properties belonging to terrorist
Gurpatwant Singh Pannun in District Amritsar, Punjab and terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in District Jalandhar,
Punjab. Based on the request of NIA, the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, in exercise of powers
conferred under Section 51-A of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967, has ordered attachment of these
properties.

NIA Files Chargesheet against Masood Azhar and 18 others in Pulwama Terror Attack Case

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New Delhi/Jammu: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday 25 August 2020, filed a 13,800 page chargesheet against 19 accused persons in the NIA Special Court at Jammu in connection with the terrorist attack on the CRPF convoy that was moving from Jammu towards Srinagar on 14 February 2019 at Lethpura, Pulwama, with an IED-laden vehicle by Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist Adil Ahmad Dar, resulting in martyrdom of 40 (Forty) CRPF personnel and grievous injuries to 08 (eight) others.

The chargesheet has been filed under Sections 120-B, 121, 121-A, 122, 123, 307, 302 of the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC), sections 7, 25, 27 of Arms Act, sections 3, 4, 5 & 6 of the Explosive Substances Act, sections 16, 17, 18, 18A, 18B, 19, 20, 21, 38 & 39 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, section 14C of Foreigners Act and section 4 of Jammu and Kashmir Public Property (Prevention of Damages) Act, 1985 against the following accused persons :-

i) Masood Azhar, 52 years, Pakistani national (Absconding)

ii) Rouf Asgar, 47 years, Pakistani national (Absconding)

iii) Ammar Alvi, 46 years, Pakistani national (Absconding)

iv) Shakir Bashir, 24 Years, r/o Kakapora, Pulwama, J&K. (Arrested)

v) Insha Jan, 22 Years r/o Kakapora, Pulwama, J&K (Arrested)

vi) Peer Tariq Ahmed Shah, 53 Years, r/o Kakapora, Pulwama, J&K (Arrested)

vii) Waiz-ul-Islam, 20 Years, r/o Srinagar, J&K (Arrested)

viii) Mohd Abbas Rather, 31 Years, r/o Kakapura, Pulwama, J&K. (Arrested)

ix) Bilal Ahmed Kuchhey, 28 years, r/o Hajibal, Lalhar, Pulwama, J&K (Arrested)

x) Mohd Iqbal Rather, 25 years, r/o, Charar-e-Shareef, Budgam, J&K. (Arrested)

xi) Mohd Ismail, 25 years, r/o Pakistani national (Absconding)

xii) Sameer Ahmad Dar, 22 years, r/o Kakapora, Pulwama, Kashmir (Absconding)

xiii) Ashaq Ahmed Nengroo, 33 years, r/o Rajpura, Pulwama. (Absconding)

xiv) Adil Ahmed Dar, 21 years, r/o Kakapora, Pulwama, Kashmir (Killed).

xv) Muhammad Umar Farooq, 24 years, r/o Pakistani national (Killed)

xvi) Mohd Kamran Ali, 25 years, r/o Pakistani national (Killed)

xvii) Sajjad Ahmed Bhat, 19 years, r/o Bijbehera, Anantnag (Killed)

xviii) Mudasir Ahmad Khan, 24 years, r/o Awantipura, Pulwama (Killed)

xix) Qari Yasir, r/o Pakistani national (Killed)

The investigation has revealed that Pulwama attack was a result of well-planned criminal conspiracy hatched by Pakistan-based leadership of terrorist orgnisation Jaish-e-Mohammad. The JeM leaders have been sending their cadres to the terrorist training camps of Al-Qaida-Taliban-JeM and Haqqani-JeM in Afghanistan for receiving training in explosives and other terrorist tactics.

The main accused viz. Mohammad Umar Farooq also visited Afghanistan for explosives training in 2016-17. He infiltrated into India through International Border at Jammu-Samba Sector in April, 2018 and took over as Jaish-e-Mohammad Commander of Pulwama. Mohammad Umar along with his Pakistani compatriots viz. Mohd. Kamran, Mohd. Ismail @ Saifullah and Qari Yasir and local associates viz. Sameer Dar and Adil Ahmad Dar planned and prepared for the attack on security forces using IEDs.

Accused Shakir Bashir, Insha Jan, Peer Tariq Ahmad Shah and Bilal Ahmad Kuchey provided all logistics and harboured the JeM terrorists in their houses. From December, 2018 onwards, Shakir Bashir started doing reconnaissance of the movement and deployment of security forces on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. Mudasir Ahmad Khan arranged Gelatin sticks and handed them over to Shakir Bashir.

RDX was brought by the Pakistani terrorists who infiltrated into India. Shakir Bashir collected the explosive material i.e. RDX, Gelatin sticks, Aluminium power and Calcium-Ammonium Nitrate and stocked them at his house for making the IED.

In January 2019, Sajjad Ahmad Bhat purchased a Maruti EECO car for the purpose of carrying out the IED attack. The car was kept in the front-yard of Shakir Bashir’s house. Waiz-Ul-Islam ordered 04 kgs of Aluminium powder from his Amazon account on the directions of accused Mohd. Ismail @ Saifullah and gave the same to him.

Towards the end of January 2019, Mohammad Umar Farooq, Sameer Dar and Adil Dar made the propaganda video clip of the suicide attack at Insha Jan’s house which was released immediately after the attack.

In the first week of February 2019, Mohd. Umar Farooq, Sameer Ahmad Dar, Adil Ahmad Dar and Shakir Bashir made the IED using RDX, Calcium-Ammonium Nitrate, Gelatin Sticks and Aluminium Powder and assembled it in two containers, one weighing around 160 Kgs and the second one weighing around 40 Kgs. The two IED containers were fitted in Maruti EECO car and were ready by the morning of 6 February 2019. However, because of heavy snowfall, the National Highway got closed for the vehicular movement.

On 14 February 2019, as the National Highway opened, Shakir Bashir drove Adil Ahmad Dar till National Highway, after which Adil Ahmad Dar took charge of the vehicle and drove on to the National Highway and carried out the suicide attack by ramming the Maruti EECO car laden with 200 Kgs of highgrade explosives into a bus of the CRPF convoy, resulting in 40 CRPF personnel getting martyred and damage to the tune of Rs.32,90,719/- to the public property.

The investigation has revealed that the Pakistan-based JeM leadership consisting of Masood Azhar, Rouf Asgar and Ammar Alvi @ Chacha @ Chota Masood were continuously giving directions and guidance to the Pakistani JeM terrorists (who had infiltrated into India) both before and after the attack.

They had also planned to carry out another suicide attack which got averted due to Balakot strikes and due to killing of main conspirator Mohd. Umar Farooq by the security forces. Further, due to international pressure, Pakistan lied low.

Investigation also revealed a well-crafted mechanism by Pakistani establishment to push terrorists into the Indian territory from the launch pads located in Shakargarh (Pakistan) opposite Samba-Kathua Sector in Jammu.

The NIA charge-sheet against 19 accused persons marks the culmination of year-and-half long painstaking and meticulous investigation with valuable inputs received from other Central and State government agencies as well as foreign law-enforcement agencies. Lot of digital, forensic, documentary and oral evidence establishing a fool-proof case against the accused for this dastardly and barbaric attack has been collected. The charge-sheet has brought on record the all-out involvement of Pakistan-based entities to carry out terrorist strikes in India and to incite and provoke Kashmiri youth. NBW’s have been got issued against the absconding accused and further investigation in the case is continued.

CBI files chargesheet against 490 accused in PMT-2013 VYAPAM case

No tampering in the hard disc seized by State Police

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The pen drive provided by the said private person to the High Court of Delhi as well as to CBI contains false documents created subsequent to seizure of HDD in question.There is no grain of truth in the allegation that the HDD seized on 18 July 2013 from the office of then Principal System Analyst, Vyapam was tampered,  CBI has underscored through a press statement.

Bhopal: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday (31 October) filed a chargesheet against 490 accused persons, including 3 Vyapam officials, 3 racketeers, 17 middlemen, 297 Solver & Beneficiary candidates and 170 guardians of the Beneficiary candidates in the Court of Special Judge for Vyapam Cases here in the on-going investigation of a case relating to alleged irregularities in PMT 2013 Exam conducted by Vyapam.

In the chargesheet, CBI also submitted its findings on the allegations of tampering of the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) that had been seized by MP Police. Based on the CFSL reports and the other evidence gathered during investigation. CBI has concluded that there was no tampering in the HDD.

The Supreme Court of India through its orders passed on 9 July, 2015 in Writ Petition Civil No. 417/2015 along with various other petitions, had transferred the investigation of VYAPAM Scam Cases to CBI.

Subsequently, CBI had registered the case and took over the investigation of the FIR 539 of 2013 of Police Station Rajinder Nagar, Indore under Sections 419, 420, 467 and 468 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) relating to irregularities in Pre-Medical Test 2013 conducted by MP Professional Examination Board (Vyapam).

During investigation, names of certain racketeers, Solvers, Beneficiary candidates and several others emerged, who were operating from places like Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Shahdol, Ratlam and Sagar. It was alleged that these racketeers were found to be involved in arranging for Beneficiary candidates and Solvers. The pairing of respective Solvers and Beneficiary candidates was being done by the racketeers. It was also alleged that the racketeers thereafter were getting the roll numbers of these Solvers-Beneficiary candidates manipulated through Vyapam officials, such that Beneficiary candidate was seated right behind his Solver candidate thus enabling the Beneficiary to cheat and copy the answers from Solver candidate.

When the case was taken over by CBI, there were many accused persons, who had remained untraced, since they had provided wrong address or were no longer living at the addresses given on their application forms for PMT 2013. During the investigation, CBI found that these Solver candidates were amongst the medical college students or bright medical aspirants taking coaching in the States of MP, UP, Bihar, Delhi, Rajasthan and districts of Maharashtra neighbouring Madhya Pradesh. CBI collected pertinent details of students of various medical colleges and coaching institutes spread all over these States, and succeeded in preparing a database of more than 10 lakh such students. With the help of advanced forensic software and the said database, CBI was able to identify and trace 42 accused Solver candidates. Using other innovative methods, CBI was able to trace 11 middlemen and made them join investigation.

CBI also conducted investigation on the allegations made by a former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh and another person in W.P. (Civil) No. 417/2015 and 418/2015 filed before the Supreme Court regarding tampering of HDD seized in the instant case. Both these persons had alleged that the hard disk seized by Indore Police from the computer of the then Principal System Analyst, Vyapam on 18 July 2013 in Crime No. 539/2013 of Police Station Rajinder Nagar, Indore had been tampered with.

During investigation, image of the seized HDD in question along with 2 other HDDs, which was in the custody of the trial court, was prepared through the experts of Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Hyderabad and were forwarded to CFSL for analysis and examination. Two Pen Drives, one kept in custody of the High Court of Delhi in W.P. 334/15 filed by the private person and the other submitted by him to CBI in a sealed cover were also sent to CFSL, Hyderabad for analysis. The pen drives as per the claims of the complainants contained the tampered and untampered versions of the impugned excel file. CFSL examined these HDDs and the 2 pen drives and submitted 7 reports to CBI.

As per CFSL report, the computer with the HDD in question was last shut down on 15 July 2013 and no file on the said HDD was accessed after that. All the 5 Excel files in the pen drive provided by complainants to the High Court of Delhi in W.P. (Crl.) 334/2015 as well as to CBI, containing reference ‘CM’ in it, were created or last modified on or after 18 July 13 as per the report of CFSL whereas the alleged HDD in question was last shut down on 15 July 13 as per CFSL report. The pen drive provided by the said private person to the High Court of Delhi as well as to CBI contains false documents created subsequent to seizure of HDD in question. “There is no grain of truth in the allegation that the HDD seized on 18 July 2013 from the office of then Principal System Analyst, Vyapam was tampered”,  CBI has underscored through a press statement.

CBI had submitted status report containing the findings of investigation of alleged tampering of the said Hard Disk to the Supreme Court.

After thorough investigation, a chargesheet has been filed today. The chargesheet against another 12 accused persons is also being filed in the Juvenile courts concerned.

CBI files chargesheet against 3 candidates in VYAPAM case

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VyapamBhopal: The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet against three candidates under Sections 120 B, 419, 420, 467, 468, 471 & 109 of IPC and Section 4 read with 3 D (1), (2) of Madhya Pradesh Recognised Examination Act, 1937 in the court of Additional Sessions Judge, Guna (Madhya Pradesh) in a case related to the massive VYAPAM scam in Madhya Pradesh.

This case was registered by CBI on 6 August 2015 against 12 accused persons following the 9 July 2015 orders of the Supreme Court of India. CBI took over the investigation of FIR No. 270/2009 earlier registered at the Cantonment Police Station of Guna in Madhya Pradesh. The State Police had filed chargesheet against four accused persons and a supplementary chargesheet on 25 March 2015 against a middleman. Further investigation against the accused candidates was kept open by the Local Police.

During investigation by CBI, it was found that the accused candidates were involved in conspiracy with middlemen and the impersonators to cheat during the 2009 PMT examination by making impersonators to appear in the examination on their behalf.

Further investigation against others is kept open under Section 173 (8) of Cr.P.C.

The VYAPAM scam involving the Madhya Pradesh State Professional Examination Board revolves around massive irregularities in medical admission tests and recruitment of staff for many state departments, including contractual teachers and transport constables.

In July 2015, the Supreme Court of India had ordered the transfer of the Vyapam scam case and investigations into the deaths linked with this case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The order had come in response to a petition by Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh and a few whistle blowers who were raising this matter for a long time.