NIA files chargesheet against Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Bahadur Ali

National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed charge sheet against alleged Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Bahadur Ali for conspiring to carry out terror attacks in Delhi and prominent cities of Jammu and Kashmir including Poonch and Udhampur.

NIA files chargesheet against Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Bahadur Ali

National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed charge sheet against alleged Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Bahadur Ali for conspiring to carry out terror attacks in Delhi and prominent cities of Jammu and Kashmir including Poonch and Udhampur.

The NIA filed its charge sheet at the Special Court at Patiala House in New Delhi against the captured Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operative.

The NIA has maintained that Ali was a Pakistan-based LeT cadre and was sent to carry out terror attacks in India. The NIA claims that Bahadur Ali was trained by military experts in Pakistan.


Ali underwent three mandated training processes organised by LeT. He was recruited in Jamaat-ud-Dawa by a close aide of the terror outfit's chief Hafiz Saeed in 2008-2009 at the age of 13-14 years and subsequently radicalised by LeT. The LeT cadre was arrested by the Indian authorities in J&K on July 25, 2016.

Ali has been accused of of stone pelting and fomenting trouble in the valley post-Burhan Wani's death, as part of Lashkar-e-Toiba's grand conspiracy against India.

However, the investigating agency has failed to extract any information from Ali on the ongoing Uri terror attack investigation.

NIA has charged Ali with criminal conspiracy, waging war against India, various sections of the anti-terror law - unlawful activities, prevention act, arms act, explosives act and the Wireless act for illegally possessing arms, ammunitions and communication equipments.

The 50-page charge sheet of NIA says Bahadur Ali and two others- Abu Saad and Abu Darda were pushed across the Line of Control from a Lashkar launch pad , "Mandakuli' in the intervening night of 12th and 13th June 2016.

The trio walked for 7 days, following grid references on a GPS device and reached Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir. It was here that the group called their handler, 'Walid bhai," by pairing their mobile phone with wireless set to avoid interception.