Militant arrested in police chase after Pattan grenade attack

Giving details, a spokesman said that a police naka party was deployed at Baba Teng Pattan after “credible” inputs about the movement of militants on Baramulla-Srinagar highway.

GK Web Desk
Srinagar, Publish Date: Oct 17 2018 6:55PM | Updated Date: Oct 17 2018 6:55PM
Militant arrested in police chase after Pattan grenade attackMilitant arrested in police chase after Pattan grenade attack

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested one of the militants who carried out a grenade attack on a police party in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Giving details, a spokesman said that a police naka party was deployed at Baba Teng Pattan after “credible” inputs about the movement of militants on Baramulla-Srinagar highway.

“During checking, while a passenger vehicle was signaled to stop, militants boarding the vehicle lobbed a hand grenade on police party. In this incident one Police Officer DySP Zaffar Mehdi and two other policemen Shabir Ahmad and Ashiq Hussain sustained injuries and were evacuated to hospital. They are stated to be stable now,” said the spokesman.

“The militants while trying to flee from the scene of the crime were chased and one terrorist was apprehended,” he added.

The spokesman identified the arrested militant as Faizan Majeed Bhat son of Abdul Majeed Bhat resident of Naibug Tral who was recruited into militant ranks recently.

“He along with other militant Showkat Ahmad Bhat resident of Awantipora, who managed to escape had joined Tehreekul Mujahideen,” he said.

Police has registered a case and further investigation into the matter is going on.

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