Ahmedabad: The murder of two BJP leaders in Bharuch in Gujarat last year was part of a conspiracy by an international terror module operated by the "D Company" to incite communal passions, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has stated in its charge sheet in the case.
The central agency submitted the charge sheet against ten accused last Saturday in the court of principal judge PB Desai. It was made available on Wednesday to the defence lawyers.
"During the investigation, it was revealed that an international terror module had been conspiring to kill selected people belonging to a particular section of society to terrorise them and to foment communal passions," NIA says.
Former Bharuch district president of BJP and a senior RSS member Shirish Bangali and general secretary of Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha's district unit Pragnesh Mistry were shot dead by two gunmen in Bharuch on November 2, 2015.
"The conspiracy was to kill Hindu leaders allegedly involved in the 2002 Gujarat riots and who were perceived to be anti-Muslim," the chargesheet says. The accused youths were lured with money and promise of foreign jobs and some of them were asked to kill Hindus in the name of Islam while others were asked to extort money using the name of "D gang", NIA says, without mentioning the fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim, head of the "D gang".
Some of them were also asked to throw alcohol bottles in churches to start fires, it says. "The arrested accused Inayat Patel, Mohamed Yunus and Abid Patel, along with foreign conspirators based in South Africa and Pakistan, formed a terrorist gang and entered into a conspiracy...To kill persons belonging to a particular section of society with the intention to terrorise them and to create communal tension," it says.