Bijbehara car blast mastermind arrested: Police
Pulwama, Apr 21: Police on Saturday claimed to have achieved a major break through by arresting the Divisional Commander of Hizbul-Mujahideen, a master mind in the Bijbehara car blast.
Addressing a news conference in this south Kashmir district, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, S M Sahai said, “On a specific tip off about the movement of militants in the Litter area of the district a police party laid a nakka at Ladermad on late Friday evening. An Alto (No. JK03A- 3804) coming from Kulpora village was intercepted by the party and the passengers were asked to come out.”
He said though driver of the vehicle followed the order but the other passenger tried to escape from the spot but was nabbed by the police.
“The detained person was identified as Latif Ahmad Dar alias Masood Saini of Panzgama the Divisional Commander of Hizb,” the IGP said.
He said Latif was active in the Awantipora area for past four years and was involved in many militancy related activities including Bijbehara car blast in which one person was killed and 21 others sustained injuries last month.
Pertinently, Police had arrested a civil engineer, Muddasir Ahmad of Awantipora and had had claimed that killed person Muhammad Abbass was carrying the explosive. Police had also claimed that two others were involved in the Bijbehara car blast case.
“Latif was also involved in the killing of a released militant Showkat Ahmad Rather and was intimidating several Panchs and Sarpanchs,” the IGP claimed.
Terming Latif’s arrest a “major success,” the IGP said, “On his instance more than 100 Kgs of RDX and detonators were recovered from Gulzarpora village of Awantipora. Several mobile plates used for IED, pistols, AK-47 and grenades were also recovered from him,” he added.
Pertinently, Lateef is the brother of slain HM commander Rayees Ahmad Dar alias Kachoo killed by the forces during 2008 Assembly elections.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 21 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 21 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 22 Apr 2012 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM KASHMIR
- Bijbehara car blast mastermind arrested: Police
- Militancy on decline: IGP
- Police register FIR against BMO beerwah, clerical staff
- AI team reiterates its call to repeal AFSPA, PSA
- Team visits Masrat Alam’s residence
- High Court rejects bail plea of accused
- IHF expanded sphere of operation in my tenure: Iftikhar Ansari
- Deceased woman’s family demand probe
- Short Validity Passport a hoax: Aspirants
- Police file charge sheet against 28 youth
- Prof U Kaul, holds 2-day workshop at SKIMS
- Seminar on teachings of Maulana Rumi at KU
Pulwama, Apr 21: Police on Saturday claimed to have achieved a major break through by arresting the Divisional Commander of Hizbul-Mujahideen, a master mind in the Bijbehara car blast. Addressing More
- Srinagar City
71st facility inaugurated at Karan Nagar
MANZOOR UL HASSAN
Srinagar, Apr 21: The Apollo Hospitals Group, a trusted name in healthcare in south Asia, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Apollo Health and Lifestyle Limited (AHLL), Saturday inaugurated country’s More
GK NEWS NETWORK
Kotranka (Rajouri), Apr 21: President of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Professor Saifuddin Soz on Saturday said that his party would continue to fight for implementation of 73rd More
- South Asia
Islamabad, Apr 21: Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday announced a judicial probe into the air-crash near here that killed 127 people. Several staff of the airline have been barred from More
Colombo, Apr 21: A Sri Lanka hen has given birth to a chick without an egg, in a new twist on the age-old question of whether the chicken or the egg came first. Instead of passing out of the hen's More