UAPA chargesheet filed against PDP’s Waheed Parra

J&K POLICE Tuesday filed a chargesheet under sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against PDP youth president Waheed Parra in connection with a case alleging a “nexus” between unnamed politicians and militant outfits in Kashmir.

The chargesheet against Parra, who is in detention, was submitted in a local court by Counter Intelligence Kashmir (CIK), which is the anti-militancy intelligence wing of J&K Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID). The case was filed by the CIK earlier this year.

A senior police officer confirmed to The Indian Express that they have filed the chargesheet against Parra. The PDP said Parra’s counsel is yet to get a copy even though he was informed about the chargesheet by the police.

Parra was detained in November last year, three days after he filed his nomination papers for the District Development Council (DDC) elections, by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with a terror case against former J&K police officer Davinder Singh.

According to the NIA, Para, who went on to win the polls, was allegedly in touch with one of the accused. The PDP had denied the charges.

On January 10 this year, a special court granted bail to Parra in the NIA case, saying that the “offences, particularly falling under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), are not prima facie made out”. Parra was then picked up by the CIK and placed in judicial custody.

Meanwhile, five Special…

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