Financing of terrorism: IPS Negi was in touch with terrorist organization Lashkar: NIA

New Delhi: In the terrorism financing case, the NIA has claimed that IPS Arvind Negi was in touch with the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba. The agency’s spokesperson said that in the special court of NIA in New Delhi, former SPs of Police Negi, Parvez, Munir Ahmed Kataria and Arshid Ahmed Tonch of North Kashmir, Zafar Abbas […]
 


Financing of terrorism: IPS Negi was in touch with terrorist organization Lashkar: NIA

New Delhi: In the terrorism financing case, the NIA has claimed that IPS Arvind Negi was in touch with the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba. The agency’s spokesperson said that in the special court of NIA in New Delhi, former SPs of Police Negi, Parvez, Munir Ahmed Kataria and Arshid Ahmed Tonch of North Kashmir, Zafar Abbas of Bihar and Ram Bhavan Prasad and Chandan Mahto of West Bengal have been booked under relevant sections. Charge sheet has been filed under

He said that Negi was arrested in February this year while Parvez was arrested in November last year. The spokesman said that both the arrests came after the conspiracy of Pakistan-based terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba was busted. NI had come to know that the terrorist organization is funding and recruiting operative and Over Ground Workers (OGWs) for planning and executing terrorist activities in different parts of the country including Jammu and Kashmir.

The NIA had registered an FIR in this case on November 6 last year. NIA said that the investigation revealed that Lashkar terrorists sitting in Pakistan are conspiring to run OGW’s network for the terrorist organization along with Parvez, Kataria, Tons and Abbas. Its purpose was to further increase the terrorist activities of Lashkar in India. The agency said that these accused used to collect information related to important installations, deployment and movement of security forces. They used to obtain confidential documents and send them to Lashkar masters in exchange for money through encrypted communication.

The spokesman said the investigation revealed that Negi, being a government official, abused his position and unauthorizedly provided official secret documents to co-accused in exchange for money. Along with this, he also demanded bribe from the co-accused to compromise the investigation. The NIA said Prasad and Mahto had forged identity cards which they used to obtain SIM cards and open bank accounts and transferred them to co-accused for money.

The spokesperson said that sections of the Indian Penal Code, Official Secrets Act and Prevention of Corruption Act have been imposed on Negi. While a charge sheet has been filed against Parvez under the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prohibition) Act. He said that further investigation in the matter is going on.