Banihal blast case: Cops detain three Shopian youth during nocturnal raids

Srinagar: Three youth of Shopian were detained by the Jammu and Kashmir police during nocturnal raids in Vehil village of the district in connection with the Banihal blast case.

A police official said that the trio has been detained for questioning in the case.

They have been identified as Asif Ahmad Malik son of Muhammad Yousuf, 17 years old; Faheem Ahmad Shah son of Muhammad Shafi Shah, 18 years old; and Umar Shafi Rather son of Muhammad Shafi Rather, 19 years old, all residents of Vehil village.

“They were picked for questioning regarding the Banihal blast case,” sources said.

Local residents said that the trio was arrested during nocturnal raids.

On March 30 a mysterious car blast took place in which a Santro car went up in flames at Tethar village, seven kms from Banihal, shortly after a Jammu-bound convoy crossed the Jawahar Tunnel.

JK Police on Monday arrested a suspected militant claiming that it was he who made an abortive attempt to target a CRPF convoy on Jammu-Srinagar highway on Saturday.


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