Amarnath Yatra attack probe: J&K policeman arrested, PDP legislator under scanner

Srinagar: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing Monday's Amarnath Yatra terror attack has arrested a local policeman on suspicion of aiding terrorists strike the bus on 10 July, killing seven pilgrims.

Seven pilgrims were killed after militants attacked Amarnath Yatri bus in Anantnag. PTI

Seven pilgrims were killed after militants attacked Amarnath Yatri bus in Anantnag. PTI

Claiming a major breakthrough in cracking the terror attack on a Yatra bus, the SIT has arrested a policeman and is also questioning a ruling PDP legislator in connection with the case.

"The SIT is questioning a ruling PDP legislator since the arrested policeman, identified as Touseef Ahmad of state security wing, was posted on the legislator's personal security", police sources said.

The policeman belonging to Pulwama district was picked up on Thursday by the SIT following a phone intercept.

The intercept, according to sources, is based on the policeman's conversation with a handler of the Lashkar-e-Taiba.

The state police has said the attack was carried out by the LeT outfit and a Pakistani national, Muhammad Abu Ismail, along with another foreigner and three local militants were involved in the attack.

"The police are trying to ascertain as to who provided the details about the movement of the vehicle during the Yatra", the sources said.

So far, around 20 persons have been detained for questioning by the police in connection with the investigations into the terror attack.


Published Date: Jul 15, 2017 01:40 pm | Updated Date: Jul 15, 2017 01:44 pm

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