Jammu & Kashmir

Pulwama Attack: NIA arrests one more accused

Srinagar: National Investigation Agency on Thursday claimed to have arrested on more accused involved in Pulwama attack on Thursday.

According to a statement issued today, the investigation agency said; “in the continuing investigation of the Pulwama attack case in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred in an IED blast on 14.2.2019, today (i.e. on 02.07.2020) NIA arrested one more accused namely Mohammad Iqbal Rather, 25, son of Abdul Khaliq Rather, a resident of Futlipura, Charar-e-Shareef, Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir.”

The statement added that “Mohammad Iqbal Rather had facilitated the movement of Muhammad Umar Farooq, the JeM militant and a key conspirator in this case, after he infiltrated into the Indian territory in Jammu region in April, 2018, from the National Highway near International border to South Kashmir. Mohd Umar Farooq, along with others, had assembled the IED used in the attack.”

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