Friday, 26 August 2011

LeT indicts Javed Munshi for killing of MOULANA SHOWKAT KILLING

LeT indicts Javed Munshi for killing of MOULANA SHOWKAT KILLING
All Party Investigation Committee Releases Report


Srinagar, Aug 25: The All Party Investigation Committee, looking into the assassination of former Jamiat-e Ahle-Hadith chairman Moulana Showkat Ahmad Shah, today released the investigation report presented to it by militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba. In its in-depth investigation report, a copy of which is with Greater Kashmir, Lashkar-e-Toiba has charged Javed Munshi alias Bill Papa for the assassination.
In the past 24 years of conflict in Kashmir, it has been the first time any militant organisation has prepared and released an investigation report into the killing of a high profile person.
The LeT has claimed that they have conducted the inquiry into the killing from three angles. The report blames Javed Munshi as the main accused.
Police has already indicted Munshi into the killing. He is currently lodged in Srinagar’s Central Jail. The LeT report has also described Javed Munshi as “double cross.”

“After the Moulana was martyred, we had promised that we would unveil the killers and would chase them wherever they would be hiding. At first instance, we thought Indian agencies and troops have martyred him to weaken the movement. One thing we never thought was that they were our own people who killed Moulana,” the LeT report reads.

Laying down its investigations, the LeT report said a militant Muhammad Imran alias Abu Qital Bhai, a simple fighter with no knowledge even about the small political details, was released from jail in Kashmir last month. The report said Imran informed the LeT that the organisation was doing wrong by supporting the pro-freedom camp as ‘most of them were hand in glove with India.’

“The LeT inquired further from the fighter. On questioning Imran told us that Javed Munshi alias Bill Papa, who was presently in Srinagar Central Jail, has told him about all these things,” the report reads.
The report said Munshi told Imran that it was them who killed Moulana Showkat. “He also told the fighter that they would soon kill Muhammad Yasin Malik and other leaders.”

Munshi, the report said, told Imran that he should go to Pakistan and inform Hafiz Sayeed that all political leaders are wrong and he should not participate in their funeral prayers in absentia.
Hafiz Sayeed had condemned the killing of Moulana Showkat and offered his funeral prayers.
While discussing the second aspect of their investigation, the LeT report has absolved their field commander Abdullah Uni who is currently active in Sopore. The report said that Javed Munshi after being arrested by Police named Abdullah Uni and Dr Qasim Fakhtoo of being co-conspirators in the killing.

The report said that when Javed mentioned the idea of killing Moulana to Abdullah Uni, the LeT commander strongly rejected it out-rightly. “Brother Uni warned him. When commander Uni sought more explanation from Munshi for doing some suspicious activities, he ran away from him.”
The report said Uni told LeT that after he came to know about the inauspicious act committed by Munshi, they snapped all relations with him.
“In revenge, Munshi named Abdullah Uni as being involved in the heinous act,” the report reveals.

Apart from Munshi, police in its charge sheet has indicted seven people. Police has also indicted Lashkar-e-Toiba Commander Abdullah Uni, Nisar Ahmad, Fayaz Ahmad Dar alias Jameel-ur-Rehman of Tehreek Mujahideen. Nisar Ahmad is presently in Srinagar Jail. The report said Javed Munshi and Nisar were heading two groups of TuM and had contact with LeT commander Uni for nearly one year.

“Both Javed Munshi and Nisar Ahmad were introduced to Abdullah Uni by Abu Umair. Umair was right hand man of Sheikh Jameel-ul-Rehman of Tehreek Mujahideen (TM),” the report reads.
As they remained in constant contact with the LeT, they were provided with detonator, pistol, grenade and Rs 1 lakh for RDX.
“Munshi pretended to us the weapons and explosives supplied to them were seized by police,” the report said.

While describing Javed Munshi as a suspicious character who has been in and out of jail, the report said he has been arrested twice since he came in their contact. “And twice he was released. Even if he was arrested with components used to make the RDX, he was still released. We are sure the person is double cross,” the report reads.

Substantiating its claim, the LeT investigation report reads, “Once Javed Munshi came to meet LeT brothers in jungles of Kupwara and expressed wish to cross the border. He was told that he will be informed about it at right time. At that time he had taken video of LeT brothers,” the report said.

Later, the report reads out, when he was conveyed to meet them at particular point, he informed Army about presence of the LeT militants, who later died in an encounter with Army. The report further said, “If Nisar Ahmad, who has been arrested by police, is the same person who hails from Beeru Budgam, then Umair might have prior knowledge about the assassination of Moulana Showkat,” the report said. Umair is based in Muzafferabad. “There are chances that the directions for the killing might have come from Pakistan as Umair was perturbed after the arrest of Nisar and Javed Munshi.”

Moulana Showkat was assassinated in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast outside a Masjid at Maisuma on April 8. His killing evoked widespread condemnation across the valley. The separatist groups formed the All Party Investigation Committee (AIC) to probe the incident. Both the factions of Hurriyat Conference, JKLF, all religious organizations including Jamaat-e-Islami, Shia groups were part of the committee.

The LeT investigation report was released by AIC at a meeting held at Jamiat Manzil, Barbarshah. The Committee, with JAH president Ghulam Rasool Malik in chair, reviewed the progress in the investigation of the murder of Moulana Showkat Ahmad Shah and discussed at length the reports received from different quarters including militant organizations.

The meeting was attended by Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Moulana Muhammad Umar Farooq, Amir Jama’at-i-Islami Sheikh Muhammad Hassan, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Muhammad Yaseen Malik, chairman Islamic Study Circle Jammu Kashmir Dr Yousuf-ul-Umar, chief patron Jamiat Himayat-ul-Islam Jammu Kashmir Moulana Showkat Ahmad Keng, chief patron Itehad-ul-Muslimeen Moulana Abas Ansari, chief of the Anjuman-e-Sharie Shiyaan Jammu Kashmir Aga Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Sufvi, Nazim-e-Ala Jamiat-e-Ahlihadith Abdul Rehman Bhat, Jama’at Islami Jammu and Kashmir spokesman Advocate Zahid Ali Lone and Moulana Syed-ur-Rehman Shams, principal secretary of Mirwaiz. Due to personal engagements the Hurriyat Conference (G) representative could not attend the meeting.
The participants hailed the investigation report of LeT saying it would change the future course of things.

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