NIA arrests Pulwama youth in Nagrota attack case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested a youth from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district for his alleged involved in the 2016 fidayeen attack on Nagrota army camp.

A spokesman of NIA said the investigative agency arrested Tariq Ahmad Dar, 34, of Chillipura of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

“Tariq, a timber dealer of Pulwama, was involved in assisting Pakistani militant who carried out the attack,” he said.
The spokesman said Tariq disclosed during interrogation that the attack was carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammad militants.

“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 militants a day before the attack,” he said adding, “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”.

The spokesman said 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,” he added.