On January 1st, 2019, five people were murdered, and many more were gravely wounded, in an assault by terrorists who remain at large.
Two people were detained by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on September 2 in New Delhi on suspicion of providing shelter to terrorists responsible for the January killing of five civilians in the hamlet of Dhangri in the Jammu and Kashmir district of Rajouri.
On Thursday, the NIA officially detained Nisar Ahmed @Haji Nisar and Mushtaq Hussain in connection with case (RC-01/2023/NIA/JMU). On Friday, they appeared before the NIA Special Court in Jammu and were subsequently remanded to NIA custody for a period of 12 days. An NIA official said that the two suspects were already in custody for another case related to Gursai Police Station in Mendhar in the district of Poonch.
On January 1st, 2019, terrorists murdered five people and wounded many more in an assault.
FIR No. 01/2023 was filed at PS Rajouri under sections 302/307/120-B/452/323 of the Indian Penal Code, Sections 13/16/18 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1967, and Sections 7/27 of the Arms Act. The case was transferred to NIA on January 13 and re-registered on that date, the official added.
The NIA’s investigation found that both of the accused suspects were complicit in providing safe haven to the terrorists responsible for the tragic civilian deaths.
“They had provided logistics support to the terrorists for more than two months and had sheltered them in a hideout, which was constructed by the arrested accused persons on the directions of Pakistan based Lashkar-e- Taiyaba (LeT) handlers namely Saifullah @ Sajid Jutt, Abu Qatal @ Qatal Sindhi, and Mohd. Qasim,” he continued.
“During the course of investigation into the case pertaining to the killing of innocent civilians at Dhangri, District Rajouri, a team of NIA officials camped for quite some time in the hilly terrain of Rajouri, Poonch, and Reasi districts of J & K and examined a large number of suspicious entities and later zeroed in on the above mentioned accused persons who had provided the hideout.”
The representative also said that further inquiry was underway.