SRINAGAR: At least two persons have been arrested and three others, reportedly Kashmiris, were detained for allegedly helping Naved, the ‘terrorist’ captured after militants ambushed a BSF convoy near Udhampur on Wednesday.
The arrests followed interrogation of Naved by central security agencies. Naved was caught by villagers after the attack in which two BSF constables were killed. Reports said that nearly a dozen people were being examined by the agencies based on details provided by Naved.
So far, two people have been placed under arrest, agencies quoted official sources as saying, adding the first one was the truck driver who drove them to Samroli in Udhampur from Kulgam and other one was a bakery owner at Pulwama, who is alleged to be an over ground worker of LeT. The three others were being questioned at ‘highly-fortified interrogation centres’ and reports quoted sources saying there was a possibility that they may also be arrested.
It is being alleged that Naved, along with others, crossed over through Baramulla in north Kashmir and then stayed at a few locations in the Valley before proceeding to Udhampur.
The NIA, which is investigating the case as per directions of the Union Home Ministry, has placed a team of its officers led by Inspector General SK Singh in Srinagar.
(with inputs from agencies)