Breakthrough in Pulwama terror attack investigation, NIA nabs suicide bomber’s helper


During his preliminary interrogation, he has disclosed that on a number of events, he collected and delivered arms, ammunition, money and explosive materials to the JeM terrorists together with these concerned in Pulwama attack.

Breakthrough in Pulwama terror attack investigation, NIA nabs suicide bomber’s helper (File picture)

In a serious breakthrough in the Pulwama terror attack case, National Investigating Agency (NIA) has nabbed the person who helped suicide bomber, Adil Ahmad Dar, in planning the attack which killed 40 CRPF personnel final yr.

The arrested man has been recognized as Shakir Bashir Magrey, who’s an overground employee of Pak-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed. As per NIA, 22-year-old Shakir Bashir Magrey owns a furnishings store in Kakapora space of Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir. He allegedly supplied shelter and different logistical help to the suicide-bomber Adil Ahmad Dar.

As per the company inputs, he was launched to Adil Ahmad Dar in mid-2018 by a Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Umar Farooq who recruited him as a full-time OGW of JeM.

During his preliminary interrogation, he has disclosed that on a number of events, he collected and delivered arms, ammunition, money and explosive materials to the JeM terrorists together with these concerned in Pulwama attack.

Accused Shakir Bashir Magrey has additional revealed that he had harboured Adil Ahmad Dar and Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Umar Farooq in his home from late 2018 until the attack in February 2019 and assisted them in the preparation of the IED.

His store is positioned close to Lethpora bridge, and as suggested by Mohammad Umar, he began conducting reconnaissance of the motion of CRPF convoy on Jammu-Srinagar Highway in January 2019 and knowledgeable Mohammad Umar and Adil Ahmad Dar about it.

Further, he was additionally concerned in modifying the Maruti Eeco automobile and becoming the IED in it in early February, 2019.

During the investigation, the make, mannequin and variety of the automobile used in the attack have been ascertained by the NIA to be a Maruti Eeco automobile via forensic examination of the tiny remnants of the automobile, which have been seized from the spot throughout prolonged searches. This has been corroborated by accused Shakir Bashir Magrey.

The accused was produced earlier than the NIA Special Court at Jammu on Friday and remanded to 15 days of NIA custody for his detailed interrogation.

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