NIA arrests Shopian youth in 2016 Nagrota Army camp attack  


The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday claimed to have arrested a youth from Shopian for his involvement in an attack on an army camp in Nagrota Jammu in November 2016.

An official statement said that the youth identified as Tariq Ahmad Dar, age 34 years, son of  Mohammad Ramzan Dar resident of Chillipura, PS Zanipora District Shopian, is a timber dealer at Pulwama. Tariq was involved in assisting Pakistani militants who carried out the attack.

“Tariq disclosed during interrogation that the attack was carried out by the Jaish-e-Mohammad, a militant group based in Pakistan,” a statement said.

“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,’’ the statement added.

The statement said that the accused was arrested with the active assistance of the Jammu and Kashmir police.

“Tariq will be brought from Srinagar to Jammu to be produced before the NIA special judge for seeking police custody,” it further added


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