NIA arrests Pulwama youth in 2016 Nagrota Army camp attack case


Srinagar: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday made another arrest in the 2016 attack on Nagrota Army camp.

In a statement, it said the investigative agency has arrested another local youth Tariq Ahmad Dar, 34, of Chillipura of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

According to the statement, Tariq is a timber dealer at Pulwama and was “involved in assisting Pakistani militant who carried out the attack.”

“Tariq disclosed during interrogation that the attack was carried out by the Jaish-e-Mohammad,” the statement said.

It claimed that his revelations “corroborate disclosures made by the previously arrested accused Muneer-Ul-Hassan Qadri of Kupwara who had revealed that he along with other valley-based operatives were in touch with the JeM leadership in Pakistan and had received a freshly infiltrated group of three Pakistani militants a day before the attack.”

“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,” it claimed.

“The accused was arrested with active assistance of the J&K police. After arrest, Tariq is being brought from Srinagar to Jammu to be produced before the NIA special judge for seeking police custody,” it added.

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