NIA arrested accused Malik Noor Mohd. Fayyaz (aged 51 years) s/o Late Abdul Razaq Malik r/o village Phagsoo, PS Thathri, District. Doda, UT of J&K, in NIA case no. RC-36/2018/NIA/DLI.
2. The case was initially registered as FIR no. 290/2018 dated 01.11.2018 at PS Kishtwar, District Kishtwar, J&K relating to the killing of Mr. Anil Kumar Parihar and his brother Ajit Kumar Parihar r/o Main Bazar Kishtwar by unknown criminals who fired upon them while they were returning home around 20:40 pm. NIA had re-registered the case as RC-36/2018/NIA/DLI dated 28.11.2018 and taken over the investigation. NIA had earlier chargesheeted seven (07) accused persons including three (03) killed terrorists of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen namely Osama-bin-Javid, Haroon Abbas Wani, Zahid Hussain and four (04) arrested accused persons namely Nisar Ahmed Sheikh, Nishad Ahmed Butt, Azad Hussain Bagwan and Rustam Ali, all residents of Kishtwar (J&K), in NIA Special Court, Jammu on 15.5.2020.
3. Further investigation in the case to unearth the larger conspiracy hatched by the terrorists of HM and overground workers (OGW) who were reviving the terrorism in the region of Chenab valley i.e. Doda, Kishtwar & Ramban led to the identification of arrested accused Malik Noor Mohd. Fayyaz. Investigation has revealed that he was the co-conspirator for reviving the terrorism in Chenab valley. He had also visited Assam and Nagaland along with slain HM terrorist Osama-bin-Javid for procurement of the weapons for the said purpose. He was instrumental in motivating and recruiting gullible Muslim youths to join the cadres of HM. Arrested accused Malik Noor Mohd. Fayyaz was produced in NIA Special Court, Jammu on today and taken in NIA custody for 03 days
4. Further investigation in the case continues.