Srinagar, Apr 28: Police today arrested three Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of Jaish-e-Mohammad, who were involved in Chhanapora attack in which a cop was seriously injured.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar Dr Haseeb Mughal said that three bike borne youth had planned the whole attack which was aimed at weapon snatching.
“All the three persons are close aides of a Pulwama based militant Sameer. The OGWs have been identified as Mushtaq, Junaid and Lateef. Mushtaq was the one who fired on the cop leaving him critically injured. Junaid had visited the police station twice to know the status of his passport verification while Lateef was the one who was driving the motor cycle,” SSP said. Click here to watch video
The attack on the Police Station was carried out on April 26 in which one police man was critically injured and he was referred to 92-Base hospital at Badami Bagh Cantonment.
Mughal said that police cracked the case within 30 hours after the attack. He said the police zeroed in all the suspects who were on the police radar and strengthened the intelligence grid.
“After several roundups, we arrested these three youth who accepted their involvement in the attack. The attack was planned in Pulwama district and was conspired by militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad. The three persons who have been arrested were colleagues of JeM militant Sameer who was a student in Kashmir University,” he said.
The SSP said that they have recovered some ammunition and six live bullets from them. He said the investigation is still going on to know the exact motive of the attack.
Police have registered a case (FIR No: 79/2019) under relevant Sections of law at Police Station Saddar in the matter. All the incriminating materials recovered have been taken into case records for the purpose of investigation and probe their complicity in other terror crimes.
Police last night raided Murran in Pulwama as they were looking for alleged stone pelters. They handed over a list of 10 boys to the Village headman and asked him to convey them to behave or face police action.
Police has made a list of suspected stone pelters in Pulwama and Shopian districts and are planning to detain them ahead of the polls for the smooth conduct of elections in these two districts, which is on May 6.