Jaish behind Nowgam attack, police busy identifying attackers, says DGP Dilbagh Singh
Srinagar: Two associates of proscribed outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed were arrested in Tral, Police has said. The arrest was made by Awantipora Police along with 42 RR and 180 Bn CRPF.
“Both these terror associates have been involved in providing shelter, logistics and other support to the JeM terrorists as well as in transporting of arms/ammunition of the terrorists in Tral and Awantipora areas,” Police said.
Arrested associates has been identified by the Police as Reyaz Ahmad Bhat resident of Amirabad Tral and Mohd Umer Tantray resident of Aripal Tral
“Incriminating material including explosive material has been recovered from them in Tral area,” Police said.
Case FIR number 72/2020 stands registered against the said arrested terror associates in Police Station Tral under relevant sections of law.
Earlier, the Jammu and Kashmir police Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh had said that preliminary investigations have revealed that Jaish-e-Mohammed outfit has carried out the Nowgam attack in which two policemen were killed and police was trying to identify the attackers.
Singh was quick to add that police will act against the attackers soon.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of wreath laying ceremony slain policemen who were identified as Fayaz Ahmed and Ishfaq Ayoub, the DGP Singh said, “unfortunately, militants found a chance to attack a joint party of SSB and police at Nowgam in which two policemen were killed and another one injured, who is being treated at the hospital,” he said.
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