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Police identifies Hizb militant as owner of car used for unsuccessful bombing in Pulwama

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Investigation is going on and people connected to the case are being questioned

The owner of the car used for an unsuccessful bomb attack in Pulwama yesterday has been identified as Hidayatullah Malik, an active militant of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfit, according to the police.

“The Santro car which was used for IED belongs to Hidayatullah Malik, an active Hizbul Mujahideen militant who is a resident of Sharatpora Shopian. He had joined militant ranks in July last year,” a senior police officer told local news agency GNS.

According to police sources, Sameer Ahmad Malik brother of Hidayat Ullah was called for questioning.

The family of Hidayat Ullah however says that they did own a white colour Santo car with a Delhi registration number, however they had already sold this vehicle before Hidayat Ullah went missing.

Investigation is going on in the case, and people related to the incident are being currently questioned.

The armed forces on Thursday had said that they prevented a massive car bomb attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama  after they stopped a vehicle carrying over 20 kg of improvised explosive device (IED) on Wednesday night.

Based on intelligence inputs, a white Hyundai Santro car with a fake registration number was signalled to stop at a check point on Wednesday night, as per the armed forces.

“The security forces opened fire. The driver managed to escape, leaving behind the car laden with IED,” Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said.

 

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