JeM’s Nagrota attack plotter arrested

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Srinagar/New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said it arrested a JeM operative on Saturday for his role in a 2016 terror attack that killed seven soldiers at Jammu and Kashmir’s Nagrota Army camp.

The counter-terror probe agency identified the arrested accused as Syed Muneer-Ul-Hasan-Qadri, a resident of Lolab Valley in north Kashmir district of Kupwara.

According to NIA officials, he was arrested in a joint operation with Jammu and Kashmir Police.

“Qadri has revealed that he along with other valley based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) operatives were in touch with its leadership in Pakistan and had received a freshly infiltrated group of three Pakistani terrorists from the Samba sector a day before the attack (on November 29, 2016),” an NIA spokesperson said.

“They subsequently stayed at a hotel in Jammu and then left the attackers at Nagrota outside the Army camp late at night and proceeded to the Kashmir Valley,” the official said.

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The NIA has been investigating the attack that also left three soldiers.

Three Pakistani militants were killed in the operation and a huge quantity of fire arms, ammunition, explosives and other articles recovered from them.

–IANS

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