Saturday, May 26, 2018

*NIA arrests Kupwara resident in Nagrota army camp attack case

National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday claimed to have achieved a breakthrough in Nagrota army camp attack with the arrest of a Kupwara resident.

       IG NIA Alok Mittal said that the agency on Saturday arrested *Syed Muneer-ul-Hassan Qadri, a resident of Hurhama, Lolab, Lalpora in north Kashmir’s Kupwara* district during the investigation of a case, RC-16/2016/NIA/DLI.

      _“The Jammu and Kashmir Police has played a key role in the arrest of the accused,”_ he said.

      Seven army men were killed and three others injured in the attack on Nagrota Army camp on November 29, 2016. Three attackers were killed in the operation and a huge quantity of fire arms, ammunition, explosives and other articles were recovered from the slain.

      “Preliminary interrogation of the accused revealed that the attack was carried out by the Jaish-e-Mohammad in furtherance of a well planned conspiracy from Pakistan,” said Mittal.

       *He said the accused revealed that he along with other Kashmir-based JeM operatives were in touch with the JeM leadership in Pakistan.*

       “He revealed to have received a freshly infiltrated group of three Pakistani militants from the Samba sector a day before the attack,” said Mittal.

        *“They subsequently stayed at a hotel in Jammu and then left the attackers at Nagrota outside the army camp late at night and proceeded to the Kashmir valley.”*

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