A State Investigation Agency of Jammu and Kashmir (SIAC) has discovered a well-knitted conspiracy of Pakistani agents, which was intended to destabilize both the Government of Punjab and the Union Territory.
A chargesheet had been presented by the investigative agency to the Ld. Jammu Court of Third Additional Session Judge in FIR case of May 2021
The FIR was lodged at JIC Jammu Police Station 14 November 2011 based on information about one Mohd. Rafiq Khan of Panjgrain is suspected to have been involved in illegal cross-border/Line of Control (LoC), activities. He also has contact with Abdul Hameed Khan, who is believed to be an ISI agent. “A J-K police statement stated that Rafiq Khan of Panjgrain is currently living in Kotli Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and continuously sharing information about Indian strategic assets in District Rajouri/Poonch using encrypted social media and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
Gurpal Singh gave Darshan Singh his account number in order to cover his identity. Singh also provided Singh’s bank details directly to Rafiq.
Gurpal Singh, who comes from a criminal history, had friendly relations with Sajid Bakhari, a Pakistani citizen, and he was admitted to Sangrur Jail together with him.
Rafiq Khan had been attempting to join terrorist ranks of Pakistan/POK and attempted to cross the Wagha border legally, but was stopped at Wagha Border by Indian Immigration Authorities. He was now planning to illegally cross the fence. Adbul Hameed Khan had shared a video showing the strategic LoC locations in India with Rafiq Khan to win Abdul Hameed Khan’s faith. Rafiq, on Abdul Hameed Khan’s instruction, transferred Rs 10,000 towards Darshan Singh so that Abdul Hameed Khan aids him in illegally crossing Kanga Gali’s fence.” The statement said.
Substantial digital evidence, including audio clips and chats from Gurpal Singh’s cell phone, was also retrieved during the investigation. It was discovered that Abdul Hameed Khan had taught Gurpal Singh how sell Narcotics (Chitta in Punjab) for maximum profit. He used this to radicalize Singh’s youth and to meet Singh’s personal expenses. Chats regarding the purchase of a gun were also recovered.
The chat stated that Chitta is available for Rs 14 Lakhs per Kg if delivered to Rajouri and can also be sold at Rs 60-60 Lakhs in Punjab. The police reported that some of the WhatsApp chat/voice notes taken from Gurpal Singh’s mobile phone are reproduced.
Mohd has been charged under UAPA 1967 sections 13, 17, 18 and 39, and Section 3 of the Official Secrets Act 1923. Rafiq Khan, Gurpal Singh, a Punjabi based lawyer, was arrested, while Abdul Hameed Khan, a POK-based lawyer, was booked under sections 13,17-18, 20, and 38 UAPA 1967.
These Pakistani handlers instigated Gurpal Singh to spread separatist ideology and anti national sentiments. According to this statement, Govt. India was approached to obtain a sanction to file Letters Rogatory through Pakistani Central Authority to investigate in Pakistan the identity of Pakistani terrorist elements and their associates in India.
Further investigation is ongoing.