New Delhi: Nisar Ahmed Tantray, whose brother Noor Trali is believed to have helped revive the Jaish-e-Mohammed militant outfit in Jammu and Kashmir, has been arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) after being deported from the United Arab Emirates in connection with an attack on a CRPF camp in south Kashmir in 2017, officials said here.
Nisar had shifted to the UAE recently and was believed to have been in constant touch with Mudasir Ahmed Khan, one of the main handlers of the February 14 attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama, in which over 40 personnel were killed.
Tantray was produced before a special court which remanded him in NIA custody.
He was arrested in connection with the attack on the CRPF camp at Lethpora in South Kashmir on December 30 night in 2017, in which five personnel were killed. Three Jaish-e-Mohammed militants were killed during the 36-hour-long gunfight.
Jaish-e-Mohammed had sent two suicide attackers to the camp, including the 16-year-old son of a policeman who had joined the outfit a few months before the attack.
Earlier last month, the NIA had arrested Fayaz Ahmed Magray from Pulwama for allegedly being the “key conspirator” of the 2017 attack and accused him of providing logistical support such as shelter to the militants and conducting reconnaissance of the CRPF Group Centre, Lethpora before the attack.