The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge sheet against Pakistani national Bahadur Ali, who was arrested in Kashmir in July last year, alleging that he was working for terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and was planning to carry out attacks at several places including Delhi.
The agency filed the charge sheet under various provisions of IPC, UAPA, sections of Explosives Act, Explosive Substances Act, Arms Act, Foreigners Act and the Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act against Ali, who has been in judicial custody since August.
The charge sheet, filed before district judge Amar Nath, claimed that the recent unrest in Kashmir Valley had been orchestrated by Pakistan based LeT. The agency claimed that since summer last year, the banned outfit, with the "help of Pakistani forces deployed on the border," pushed heavily armed terrorists into India with a direction to mix with local people, create disturbance and attack police and security forces.
Ali told NIA that LeT, suspected to be behind the Uri attack, had tasked a different group with the job and he or his group only knew that multiple attacks were planned by Lashkar in Jammu and Kashmir.
NIA, in its charge sheet, also alleged that along with his associates, Ali had planned terror attacks to destabilise the security and sovereignty of India. The pocket diary recovered from Ali, among other things, contains the names of several towns in Jammu and Kashmir besides Delhi, the charge sheet claims.
A special court on 19 December had extended the judicial custody of Ali till 18 January.
According to NIA, Ali was trained at a Lashkar camp in PoK to carry out various activities, including map reading and operating GPS devices.