3 Shopian youths arrested during pre-dawn raids for questioning in Banihal blast case

3 Shopian youths arrested during pre-dawn raids for questioning in Banihal blast case
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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police has detained three south Kashmir residents during nocturnal raids in Vehil village of Shopian district in connection with the Banihal blast case.

A police official said that the trio has been detained for questioning in the case.

He identified the trio as Asif Ahmad Malik son of Muhammad Yousuf, 17 years old; Faheem Ahmad Shah son of Muhammad Shafi Shah, 18 years old; and Umar Shafi Rather son of Muhammad Shafi Rather, 19 years old, all residents of Vehil village.

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“They were picked for questioning regarding the Banihal blast case,” sources said.

Local residents said that the trio was arrested during nocturnal raids.

On March 30 a mysterious car blast took place in Banihal area of Jammu and left a private car completely damaged and minor damage to a CRPF vehicle.

Pertinently, police has already arrested one alleged suspect Owais Amin, a resident of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.