Anantnag: The incarcerated ‘district commander’ of Hizbul Mujahideen, Amir Wagay alias Ibn-e-Qasim, was produced before a first class magistrate in his hometown Bijbehara pertaining to a case of “attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy” from 2016.
Five local youth are also named in the case, one of whom is already in police custody and the others are out on bail.
Wagay was arrested on March 31 this year from an undisclosed location in Srinagar by sleuths of Criminal Investigation Department (CID). He has since been under detention somewhere in Srinagar.
Today, as per reports, sleuths of Counter Intelligence Kashmir (CIK) produced Wagay before Umm-e-Kulsum, the first class magistrate at Bijbehara.
“He will be produced in district court in Anantnag on Monday on directions of the first class magistrate,” a source at the Bijbehara court told Kashmir Reader.
Sources said that the case pertains to a grenade attack in 2016, bearing FIR number 64-2016 under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 120-B (Criminal Conspiracy) and 7/27 arms act.
22-year-old Wagay was a computer spare parts dealer before he joined the militants in November 2014.
He rose the ranks quickly within Hizbul-Mujahideen and was made the district commander for Anantnag.
Police had him categorized an A++ militant and his name features in a number of cases.
During the unrest of 2016, Wagay had appeared in Bijbehara town on and off and even addressed a gathering on one such occasion.
On another occasion Amir, along with two other militants, thrashed some local PDP workers in Bijbehara town.