They have been arrested in a case that pertains to hatching of a conspiracy to undertake violent terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and other major cities in India. The attacks were allegedly planned by cadres of banned terror organisations such as Laskhar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, Al Badr and their affiliates.
The accused have been identified as Md Haneef Chiralu, Hafeez, Owais Dar, Mateen Bhat and Arif Farooq Bhat. As per preliminary investigation, the five arrested accused individuals are terror associates or 'over ground workers' of banned terror organisations. They were purportedly instrumental in providing logistical support to terrorists and facilitating their activities.