Four held for helping Pakistani terrorist

Four accomplices of a Pakistani terrorist captured after the August 5 Udhampur terror attack were arrested from the Kashmir Valley on Saturday, an official said.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) made the arrests after Usman alias Qasim Khan was brought to the valley to identify those who helped him reach Udhampur where he was caught.

The arrested people are Fayaz Ahmed Wani and Javed Ahmed Wani – both brothers – Md Altaf Wani and Javed Ahmed Parray. All are rasidents of Pulwama district.

Fayaz Ahmed Wani and Javed Ahmed Wani were working as carpenters for a contractor in the IAF station in Awantipora while Md Altaf Wani and Parray were a salesman and a driver respactively.

Pakistani terrorist Usman, from Faisalabad, was overpowered by villagers after he and a fellow Pakistani terrorist shot dead two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Udhampur district.

The captured Pakistani is now in the custody of the NIA.

While NIA officials reached here on Friday from Delhi, Usman has been brought to establish the route he used to reach Udhampur and to identify accomplices who facilitated his passage to Udhampur.

The NIA is also trying to know more about the larger LeT network in Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere in India.

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