Police Detains A Sikh From Baramulla In Bemina Attack Investigation

KL Report

Srinagar

A sanitary health inspector in the health department of Jammu and Kashmir was arrested by police Saturday 3:30 in the wee hours from his Kanispora residence in Baramulla. Pradeep Singh who is posted in Tangmarg as temporary health inspector has been arrested in connection with the recent Bemina Fidayeen attack which five CRPF men and two militants.

Harmeet Kour, Singh’s wife told Kashmir Life that some days ago her husband had called her to say that some people had forcibly entered his  government residence in Tangmarg saying they “if they were not allowed to stay in his place they would kill him.”

“He called me in the evening saying some five people came inside the quarter and said they wanted to stay for a night,” Kour told Kashmir Life. “My husband was scared, came home on the next day and narrated the whole incident to me. But I told him to keep quiet about the incident.”

She completely denies her husband was involved in any militancy related activities.

A former surrendered militant and an “informer” with the security agencies, Basher Ahmad Mir, was recently arrested by police hours after the incident. Mir is believed to have lead the sleuths to Pradeep Singh during his interrogation.

This is the third arrest in connection with the Bemina attack which happened on March 13. Earlier, Zubair, an alleged Pakistani citizen, was arrested hours after Bashir alias Haroon Bhai was held too after the attack.

Sources said that Bashir, who hails from Uri along the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla district, had tipped the state police about Zubair’s movements which led to his arrest.

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