Sunjwan attack case | Police arrest 2 from Kashmir

Sunjwan attack case | Police arrest 2 from Kashmir
Security personnel sanitising the encounter site in Jammu's Sunjwan. [File] Mir Imran for Greater Kashmir

Jammu: Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested two persons from Kashmir valley for their alleged role in facilitating Sunjwan militant attackers which was averted by the security forces on the early morning hours of April 22, 2022 with the killing of both the Jaish suicide attackers in an encounter.

A senior police officer told Greater Kashmir that they have arrested a person namely Ishfaq Ahmed, resident of Takia Magam Shah from Anantnag and he would be brought to Jammu for further investigation.

“His name came to fore during the course of investigation,” the police officer said while informing that they have also arrested Bilal Ahmed Beig son of Khurshid Ahmed Beig resident of Kokernag, Anantnag last night during an operation.

The police officer said that “Bilal had transported the sucidie attackers from Samba’s Saprwal area to Sunjwan where they were to be launched to carry out attack on the security forces.”

“The analysis of the mobile tower as well as the internet data usage of the general area led to suspicion on a person by name of Bilal Ahmed Beig who had received the terrorists on the border and brought them to Jallalabad area, which were further received by Shafiq Ahmed Sheikh,” the police said. So far, the police have arrested three persons. They have been identified by the police as Shafiq Ahmed Sheikh, son of Ghulam Mohd Sheikh, resident of Mir Mohalla, Tral following which two more arrest were made i.e., Bilal Ahmed Beig and then, Ishfaq Ahmed, resident of Takia Magam Shah from Anantnag district in Kashmir Valley.

However, Mohammed Iqbal Rather, son of Abdul Rehman Rather, resident of Ahahmadabad near Mosque DH Pora, Malwan in Kulgam has been detained by the police. It was the Iqbal Rather’s house in Sunjwan’s Jalalabad where Shafiq and his brother Asif were staying and then, both suicide attackers of Jaish allegedly also stayed, the police added.

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