NIA files charge-sheet against Pakistan Intelligence Officer

The charge-sheet was filed before the Poonamallee special court in Chennai under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 and the IPC. Photograph:( DNA )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Feb 23, 2018, 03.43 PM (IST)

A supplementary charge-sheet has been filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against Pakistan Intelligence Officer Amir Zubair Siddiqui.

Siddiqui is alleged to have plotted a conspiracy to carry out attacks at the US Consulate in Chennai, Israeli Consulate in Bengaluru, Eastern Naval Command headquarters in Visakhapatnam and ports across India.

The charge-sheet was filed before the Poonamallee special court in Chennai under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 and the IPC.

Two Chennai residents, Balasubramanian and Noorudeen, have also been booked for circulating high quality fake Indian counterfeit notes.

Tamil Nadu police had originally registered the case in March 2014 after the arrest of a Sri Lankan national namely Mohd. Sakir Hussain in Chennai. Hussain supposedly arrived in India on Siddiqui's directive to conduct subversive activities.

The NIA took over the case in June 2014 as directed by the Ministry of Home Affairs. A charge-sheet was submitted against accused Hussain, Mohammad Saleem and Sivabalan in October 2014.

Hussain pleaded guilty and was convicted for five years of imprisonment. 

(With inputs from ANI)