JAMMU, June 2: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today arrested another youth, Tariq Ahmad Dar, from Chillipura in Shopian district of South Kashmir.
According to sources, the accused Tariq was involved in assisting Pakistani terrorists who carried out the November 2016 attack on an Army camp at Nagrota in which seven soldiers, including two officers were martyred.
After the arrest, Tariq will be brought from Srinagar to Jammu and produced before the NIA Special Judge for seeking police custody.
During interrogation, Tariq disclosed that the terror attack was carried out by the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), a banned terror group based in Pakistan.
Tariq’s revelations corroborate disclosures made by the previously arrested accused Muneer-Ul- Hassan Qadri of Kupwara by NIA.
Qadri had admitted at the time of interrogation 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 terrorists a day before the attack.
“He arranged the hotel accommodation for them in Jammu and also dropped them outside the Nagrota Army camp late at night and proceeded further to the Kashmir valley,” sources said.
The accused was arrested with active assistance of the J&K Police, they added.