NIA makes another arrest from Valley

Srinagar, Jun 2: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday claimed a breakthrough in the case with the arrest of another local youth Tariq Ahmad Dar, 34, resident of Chillipura, Zanipora in Shopian who is a timber dealer at Pulwama. Tariq was involved in assisting Pakistani terrorists who carried out the attack.
According to NIA spokesperson Alok Mittal, “Tariq disclosed during interrogation that the terror attack was carried out by the Jaish-e-Mohammad, a banned terror group based in Pakistan.”
“His revelations corroborate disclosures made by the previously arrested accused Muneer-Ul- Hassan Qadri of Kupwara who had revealed that he along with other Valley-based operatives were in touch with the JeM leadership in Pakistan and had received a freshly infiltrated group of three Pakistani terrorists a day before the attack. They subsequently stayed at a hotel in Jammu and then left the attackers at Nagrota outside the Army camp late at night and proceeded to the Kashmir valley,” Mittal said.
He said that accused was arrested with active assistance of the J&K police.
After arrest, Tariq is being brought from Srinagar to Jammu to be produced before the NIA special judge for seeking police custody.
NIA officials said that Tariq, a JeM operative, had got directions from Pakistan to assist a Fidayeen group to attack the Nagrota camp.