India’s NIA files chargesheets against three cross LoC traders

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, India’s dread National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet against three persons in a false case to punish them for their affiliation with the ongoing freedom movement.

The chargesheet was filed by the NIA under various sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and draconian law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against Tanveer Ahmad Wani, Peer Arshad and Bashir Ahmad Sofi. These persons had been involved in trade across the Line of Control.

The cross-LoC trade was launched in 2008 via two Trade Facilitation Centres (TFCs) located at Salamabad in Uri area of Baramulla district and Chakan-da-Bagh in Poonch district. As per the SOP (standard operating procedure) of the trade mechanism put in place, 21 articles were allowed to be exported from IIOJK and imported from Azad Jammu and Kashmir. It was based on barter system and no transaction of money was involved. The trade was suspended by Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government in April 2019.

The NIA claimed that these traders generated extraordinary profits by excess import and under-invoicing of imported almonds.—KMS