Banihal attack: Police says five accused arrested so far


Five persons, including three attackers, have been arrested so far in an attack on Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) in Banihal on September 20, police said. A head constable of SSB was killed and an ASI injured in the attack.

“Nazir Ahmad Mali of Verinag in Islamabad district was arrested on Friday. He was lodged in Banihal police station,” said an official.

Four accused are in the custody of Banihal police, he said.

Three attackers: Gazanfar  Iqbal, son of Mohammad Yaqoob Khan of  Kaskoot, Banihal, Mohammad Arif, son of  Ghulam Hassan Wani of Asher tehsil Banihal and Aquib Waheed, son of  Abdul Waheed Najar of  Kaskoot Banihal and one of their aide Mohammad Ibrahim, son of  Noor Mohammad Gujar of Krawa are in JIC Jammu, said the official.

A case under FIR no.155/2017 U/S 302/307/382/121-A/120-B/RPC.7/27/A ACT has been registered against the accused.


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