NIA arrests Tral youth allegedly involved in Jalandhar blast


National Investigation Agency on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a youth from Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district for alleged his involvement in a grenade blast at Jalandhar area of Punjab in September last year.

The NIA claimed involvement of Ansar Ghazawat-ul-Hind (AGH) headed by Zakir Musa in the four grenade blasts in which one policeman was injured on September 14 last year.

“Today NIA arrested accused Amir Nazir Mir son o Nazir Ahmed Mir of Dadsara, Awantipora of Pulwama district (in south) Kashmir in case RC- 39/2018/NIA/DLI registered in connection with a grenade attack on Police Station Maksudan in district Jalandhar, Punjab from Awantipora, Pulwama,” the NIA said in a statement.

The NIA said that after the attack, FIR no. (163/2018) on 14 September 2018 was registered at PS Division Number 1, Jalandhar. The case was taken up for investigation by NIA and re-registered as RC-39/2018/NIA/DLI.

“NIA investigation has revealed that the attack was the handiwork of Kashmir based outfit Ansar Ghazawat-ul-Hind (AGH),” the NIA said.

Two accused namely Fazil Bashir Pinchoo son of Bashir Ahmed Pinchoo of Ghatmohalla, Awantipora and Shahid Qayoom son of Abdul Qayoom of Vill Kanjinag, Awantipora were earlier arrested in this case.

They were pursuing their B.Tech (Civil) from St. Soldier Group of Colleges, Jalandhar, NIA said.

“Another two accused who were involved in the attack namely Rauf Ahmed Mir and Umar Ramzan, broth from Dadsara, Pulwama, were killed in an encounter with government forces in South Kashmir on 22 December 2018.

“Amir Nazir, is a key accused as he procured and facilitated delivery of 4 grenades used in the attack on the directions of AGH Chief Zakir Musa. He was the active link between arrested accused and AGH Chief Zakir Musa,” the NIA said.

Amir has been taken on transit remand to be produced before the Special NIA Court Mohali for obtaining his Police Custody for interrogation, NIA in a statement said.


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