Nagrota Terror Attack : NIA arrest third accused involved in Army camp attack


The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday claimed that it arrested a third accused in connection with an attack at the Nagrota Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir in November 2016 in which seven soldiers were martyred.

Ashiq Baba of Alochibagh locality in Srinagar was arrested by the NIA in a joint operation with Jammu and Kashmir Police.

He was produced before a special NIA court in Jammu today, confirmed NIA Spokesperson Alok Mittal to ANI. In total three people have been arrested until now.

Last week, Tariq Ahmad Dar, 34, a timber dealer in Pulwama district was arrested by the NIA.

During interrogation, Tariq had revealed that the terror attack was carried out by the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).

A week prior to that, NIA apprehended Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) operative Syed Muneer -Ul-Hassan Qadri, a resident of Kupwara district.

The terrorist attack at the army camp in Nagrota, Jammu, took place on November 29, 2016, in which seven army personnel were martyred and three others injured.

Three Pakistani terrorists were killed in the operation following the attack and a huge cache of firearms, ammunition, explosives and other articles were recovered from the slain terrorists.

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