Srinagar, June 2: NIA has arrested a Kashmiri youth for his alleged involvement in Army Camp attack in Nagrota. The youth has been picked up for allegedly assisting Pakistani militants to carry out the audacious attack.
An NIA official identified the arrested youth as Tariq Ahmad Dar (34) of Chillipura village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
Tariq according to sources is a timber dealer at Pulwama.
As per NIA official Tariq disclosed during interrogation that the attack on Nagrota army camp was carried out by militant outfit Jaish-e-Muhammad.
“His revelations corroborate disclosures made by the previously arrested accused Muneer-Ul- Hassan Qadri of Kupwara who had revealed that he along with other valley-based operatives were in touch with the JeM leadership in Pakistan and had received a freshly infiltrated group of three Pakistani militants a day before the attack,” claimed NIA.
“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 Kashmir valley.
The accused was arrested with active assistance of the J&K police,” the NIA official said.
He added that Tariq is being brought from Srinagar to Jammu to be produced before the NIA special judge for seeking police custody. (CNS)