Banihal attack on CRPF convey was a fidayeen attack by HM: Police

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Jammu : The Jammu and Kashmir police said they have arrested the fidayeen allegedly belonging to militant outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, accused of attacking the CRPF convey at Banihal town of Ramban on March 30.

News agency ANI reported that, The accused identified as Owais Ameen, a resident of Shopian, who was arrested within 36 hours of the incident.

As per the DGP, Dilbag Singh, He was arrested at the check-post, with 36 hours of the incident.

During interrogation, he confessed to his crime. He is a resident of Shopian. This appeared to be a fedayeen and as per our investigation till now he belongs to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen,” he added.

As per the police, the accused confessed to his crime after his arrest saying that he was instructed over the phone to do so.”I was asked on the phone to explode the convoy. My task was to drive the car and press the switch. I pressed the button while I was in the car. I was alone when I did it,” said Ameen.

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