NIA denies reports of Pulwama accused getting bail, says Yousuf Chopan was arrested in another case


The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday denied reports {that a} particular court docket had granted bail to an accused in the Pulwama terror assault case in which 40 CRPF personnel had been killed.

In a press release, the company stated the bail was granted to Yousuf Chopan, who had been arrested by the NIA in a terror conspiracy case, and never the February 2019 assault case.

The NIA spokesperon stated Chopan was arrested in the case pertaining to a legal conspiracy hatched by senior commanders of the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group to hold out terror assaults in completely different elements of India, together with Delhi-NCR.

Raising the bail to the accused, the Congress stated it was an “insult” to the safety personnel killed in the Pulwama terror assault and demanded Home Minister Amit Shah’s resignation over it.

The NIA official stated the company had not filed cost sheet in opposition to Chopan in the JeM conspiracy case as sufficient proof couldn’t be gathered in opposition to him, ensuing in his bail by a particular court docket in Delhi.

“It is to make clear that Yousuf Chopan was by no means arrested in Pulwama assault

case. However, he together with six others was arrested in the NIA case 08/2019/NIA/DLI (JeM Conspiracy case) in which two cost sheets had been filed in opposition to eight accused (together with two killed),” the company assertion stated.

The company stated it had filed the cost sheets in the case in opposition to Sajad Ahmad Khan, Tanveer Ahmed Ganie, Bilal Ahmad Mir, Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat, Ishfaq Ahmad Bhat and Mehraj-ud-din Chopan, in addition to Mudassir Ahmad Khan and Kari Mufti Yaseer who had been killed in an encounter with safety forces.

Mudassir Ahmad Khan, the mastermind behind the JeM conspiracy case who was additionally the principle conspirators in the Pulwama assault case, was killed in an encounter.

“During the investigation in the JeM conspiracy case, seven over ground workers (OGWs) were arrested. However, out of which six accused were charge-sheeted in two charge sheets and Yousuf Chopan was not charge sheeted due to inadequate evidence,” the NIA stated.

As such Chopan has been granted default bail by particular NIA court docket on February 18, 2020 and he has been despatched again to Kot Bhalwal Jail, Jammu underneath Public Safety Act by the order of District Magistrate, Pulwama.

“Needless to say, NIA follows the policy of fairest possible investigation. In the Pulwama Attack Case 02/2019/NIA/JMU, in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed in the suicide attack, significant leads have emerged and a breakthrough in the case is expected shortly,” it stated.

Meanwhile, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala alleged that the Pulwama terror assault accused obtained bail because the National Investigation Agency (NIA) neither collected proof nor filed a cost sheet.

“After taking political advantage of the Pulwama attack, forming government, now the Modi government does not care about the sacrifice of the country and the martyrs,” he claimed.

“Is this not ‘treason’,” he requested.

Senior Congress chief Ahmed Patel additionally attacked the federal government, saying he was “shocked to know that the Pulwama accused got bail because NIA so busy that it failed to file a charge sheet.”

“It’s an insult to our martyrs. Clearly government used this tragic attack for political purposes and was never serious about delivering justice,” Patel stated in a tweet.

At a press convention, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera claimed that the nationalism of the BJP stands uncovered as a result of the NIA has didn’t cost sheet in opposition to terrorist Yousuf Chopan.

“Who will take responsibility for this. This was an attack on the country’s honour. Accountability is a must,” Khera stated.

“The BJP wasted no time to garner votes and shamelessly used the martyrdom of our soldiers,” he claimed.

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