kashmiri: Two Kashmiri trouble-makers designated as terrorists under UAPA | India News

NEW DELHI: The Centre has invoked the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 to slap the ‘terrorist’ designation on two more Kashmiri trouble-makers — Sheikh Sajjad Gul of Lashker e Taiba who is charged with plotting the murder of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari in June 2018; and Al-Badr operative Arjumand Gulzar Dar involved in a grenade attack on CRPF personnel in November 2020.
Sheikh Sajad, who goes by the aliases Sheikh Sajjad Gul and Sajjad Gul, 47, hails from Srinagar and is one of the commanders and associate member of LeT, banned as a terrorist outfit under UAPA.
Absconding in a case pertaining to the recovery of arms and ammunition in Jammu and Kashmir, Sajad has been actively radicalizing, motivating and recruiting youth of Jammu and Kashmir to support LeT and is involved in terror funding, a home ministry notification stated.
Sajad was found involved in hatching a criminal conspiracy, in connivance with LeT terrorists, to eliminate journalist Shujaat Bukhari along with his two personal security officers on June14, 2018 at the busy Press Enclave area of Srinagar in J&K.
Arjumand Gulzar Dar @ Hamza Burhan @Doctor, aged 23 years, is a resident of Kharbatpora, Ratnipora, Pulwama, and one of the associate members of Al Badr, designated a terrorist outfit under UAPA.
Dar went to Pakistan on valid documents, where he joined terrorist outfit Al Badr and has been an active terrorist and commander operating from Pakistan. The MHA notification states that he has been motivating youths to join Al Badr and has been funding the outfit’s terror activities since he went to Pakistan.
Dar has been found involved in cases of recovery of explosives from the overground workers in Pulwama; a grenade attack on CRPF personnel on November 18, 2020 in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir; and motivating youths to join militant ranks.

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