Pulwama attack: NIA arrests another Pulwama youth
Srinagar: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Sunday (Today) arrested Irshad Ahmad Reshi of Ratnipora, Pulwama for his involvement in an attack on CRPF group Centre at Lethpora in year 2017.
He is fifth “accused” to have been arrested in the case during follow up investigation upon disclosures of accused Nisar Ahmed Tantray and Syed Hilal Andrabi arrested earlier.
In a statement issued here, the NIA said that arrested Irshad Ahmad was an active OGW (Over Ground Worker) of proscribed militant organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad(JeM). “He was a close associate of slain militant and JeM Commander Noor Mohammad Tantray @Noor Trali.
“The attack on CRPF Group Centre, Lethpora was carried out in the intervening night of 2017 by three militants belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad(JeM).
The NIA in a statement said that, The attack on CRPF Group Centre, Lethpora was executed under a conspiracy to avenge the death of Noor Trali, who was killed in an encounter with security forces in Dec 2017.”
It said that Irshad has been found to be a key conspirator who provided logistic support in form of sheltering and transport for the militants and conducting reconnaissance of the CRPF Group centre, Lethpora before the attack.
“Four accused namely Fayaz Ahmad Magrey r/o Lethpora, Awantipora, Manzoor Ahmed Bhat r/o Pampore, Awantipora, Nisar Ahmed Tantray r/o Dar Ganai Gund, Tral, Awantipora and Syed Hilal Andrabi r/o Ratnipora, Pulwama have been arrested earlier in the case”
“Irshad will be produced before the Special NIA court, Jammu on 15.04.2019 with a request for grant of police custody for further investigation.”