Srinagar, July 29: Another youth allegedly involved in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, that left 40 CRPF troopers dead, was taken into custody by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), an agency statement said on Monday.
An NIA statement said that it has taken into custody 25-year-old Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat, of Monghama village in Tral area of Pulwama, for being in touch with a Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) terrorist on phone to coordinate the attack.
Bhat, a member of the JeM outfit, was taken into custody from Kot Balwal jail in Jammu where he was detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA) and produced before the special NIA court in Delhi which sent him to the agency’s custody for 9 days, the statement said.
The accused was in constant touch on phone from Kot Balwal jail with Pulwama attack’s main accused, Wasim Ahmad, since killed by security forces in a gunfight.
Three other accused – Sajad Khan, Tanveer Ahmad and Bilal Mir – have already been arrested by the NIA in the case.