Terror charges framed against Waheed Parra

Terror charges framed against Waheed Parra

Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra. File photo

Srinagar, July 26

A special court has framed terror charges against Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra based on a police chargesheet claiming that he was an asset for Pakistan-based terror groups. The chargesheet also states that his 13-year journey as a journalist and politician from 2007 was a “saga of subterfuge, deceit and double-dealing”. Parra is a senior PDP leader, who is close aide of former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti.

The court had heard arguments on the framing of charges from the defence and the prosecution earlier this month and it allowed framing of charges against Parra, who is alleged to have established a nexus with terrorists.

‘Asset for terrorists’

The police chargesheet states Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra was an asset for Pakistan-based terror groups.

He reportedly sought support from terrorists for political gains and reciprocated by providing a range of help which led to terror strikes. The eight-page order made available on Monday stated that “prima facie there is sufficient evidence against the accused”. The special NIA judge charged him with being a member of a terror group, raising funds for them as well as aiding an outfit. — PTI

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