NIA arrests Pak-based terror group JeM’s operative involved in Pulwama attack: Official | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In a significant breakthrough, the NIA arrested on Friday an operative of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) for his alleged involvement in the Pulwama terror attack final 12 months, officers stated.
Officials stated that 22-year-outdated Shakir Bashir Magrey, a furnishings store proprietor and resident of Hajibal, Kakapora in Pulwama, had offered shelter and different logistical help to suicide-bomber Adil Ahmad Dar.
Magrey was launched to Dar in mid 2018 by Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Umar Farooq and he turned a full-time overground employee (OGW) of the JeM.
During his preliminary interrogation, Magrey disclosed that on a number of events he collected and delivered arms, ammunition, money and explosive supplies to JeM terrorists, together with these involved in the Pulwama attack, the NIA stated.
Magrey additional revealed that he had harboured Dar and Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Umar Farooq in his home from late 2018 until the assault in February 2019, and assisted them in the preparation of the improvised explosive machine (IED).
His store is situated close to Lethpora bridge, and as suggested by Mohammad Umar Farooq, he began conducting reconnaissance of the motion of CRPF convoy on Jammu-Srinagar Highway in January 2019, and knowledgeable Mohammad Umar and Dar about it, officers stated.
Magrey was additionally involved in modifying the Maruti Eeco automobile and becoming IED to it in early February, 2019, they stated.
During investigation, the make, mannequin and quantity of the automobile used in the assault was rapidly ascertained to be a Maruti Eeco automobile by forensic exams of the tiny remnants of the automobile, which have been seized from the spot throughout in depth searches, the NIA stated, including this has been corroborated by Magrey.
The explosives used in the assault have been decided by forensic probe to be ammonium nitrate, nitro-glycerin and RDX. Investigation has additionally confirmed the identification of the suicide bomber to be Adil Ahmad Dar by DNA matching with that of his father.
The different key terrorists involved in the assault have been discovered to be Muddasir Ahmad Khan, JeM’s Divisional Commander of South Kashmir killed in an operation by safety forces on March 11, final 12 months; Pakistani terrorists — Muhammad Umar Farooq and IED professional Kamran, each killed on March 29 final 12 months; the proprietor of the automobile — Sajjad Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Anantnag who was killed on June 16 final 12 months and Qari Yassir, JeM’s Commander for Kashmir who was killed on January 25 this 12 months.
The assault on the CRPF convoy, transferring from Jammu in direction of Srinagar on February 14 final 12 months in Pulwama, with an IED-laden automobile by Jaish terrorist Dar had claimed lives of 40 CRPF personnel and grievously injured many others.
Magrey was produced earlier than the NIA Special Court at Jammu on Friday and remanded to 15 days in NIA custody for his detailed interrogation. Further probe was underway.

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