The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Saturday claimed breakthrough in 2016 fidayeen attack on Nagrotaarmy camp in Jammu with the arrest of a Kupwara man for his alleged involvement in the case.
An NIA spokesman said Syed Muneer-ul-Hassan Qadri of Hurhama, Lolabin Kupwara district was arrested by NIA for his alleged involvement in 2016 Nagrota attack case today.
He said during questioning Qadri revealed that he was in touch with Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) cadres in Pakistan and helped them in carrying out an attack on Army camp at Nagrota, Jammu in November 2016.
“Qadri was arrested in case RC-16/2016/NIA/DLI and J&K Police played a key role in the arrest of the accused,” the NIA spokesperson said.
He said Qadri during questioning revealed that the attack was carried out by JeMin “furtherance of a well planned conspiracy from Pakistan.”
“The accused revealed that he along with other Valley-based JeM operatives were in touch with the Jaishleadership in Pakistan and received a freshly infiltrated group of three Pakistani militants from the Samba sector a day before the attack on army camp in Nagrota,” said NIA spokesman.
He said the accused revealed that they stayed at a hotel in Jammu and then dropped the attackers outside the army camp at Nagrota late at night and proceeded to Valley.
“Interrogation of the accused is on,” he added.
Seven army men and three attackers were killed in the fidayeen attack on Nagrota camp on November 29, 2016.
Sources said Qadri, a Nepal-returnee, was already under in custody of J&K police.
“He was arrested by police in Srinagar in a weapon recovery case. Some weapon was recovered from his possession. NIA has taken his custody after producing arrest memo,” said a police officer.