Udhampur attack accused to be lodged separately

The special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here on Wednesday allowed the jail superintendent's plea to lodge Udhampur attack accused, Muhammad Naveed, and his two alleged accomplices, away from other prisoners.
Udhampur attack accused to be lodged separately
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The special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here on Wednesday allowed the jail superintendent's plea to lodge Udhampur attack accused, Muhammad Naveed, and his two alleged accomplices, away from other prisoners.

The superintendent of Kotbalwal jail in Jammu district had moved the application to transfer Naveed, and his alleged accomplices – Showkat Ahmad Bhat and Khurshid Ahmad Bhat – to the observation block instead of the general barrack with other inmates.

The prison official pleaded that other inmates could pose a threat to the lives of three accused. Judge Y.P. Kotwal allowed the transfer.

On Tuesday, police arrested the owner-cum-conductor of the truck that they claimed had carried the LeT militants to Udhampur from Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district.

The militants had on August 5 attacked a BSF bus, killing two troopers and injuring 11, in Udhampur district.

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