Pak militant, local arrested for CRPF camp attack
Srinagar, Mar 15 : A Pakistani militant and a local, reportedly a guide, were arrested while hunt for another accused, involved in the March 13 fidayeen attack on a CRPF camp at Bemina in which five CRPF personnel were killed and six others injured, was on.
Both the fidayeen were also killed and recoveries made from them suggest that they were residents of Pakistan, official sources said.
However, there was still no word from the police about these arrests.
Sources said interceptions made after the fidayeen attack lead to the arrest of militant Reyaz Ahmad alias Abu Talha, a resident of Multan in Pakistan.
Sources said on a tip-off and phone interceptions, Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched an operation in the Chattabal area of downs town city, just a km from Bemina where the CRPF camp was attacked.
The militant was arrested and a weapon was recovered from his room where he stayed.
On his questioning and records of his mobile phone SIM card, it was established that two locals were also involved in the attack.
Sources said a team of SOG was rushed to border town of Uri, where one Bashir Ahmad Chopan was arrested from his house late last night.
Chopan has been working as a guide for militants to help them infiltrate and exfiltrate, they said adding that one more person, a local from Baramulla, was also involved.
A number of raids were conducted in Baramulla and other places in Srinagar and north Kashmir to arrest the third accused, reportedly a government employee.
Sources said the militants, who carried out the fidayeen attack on CRPF camp had recently infiltrated from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).
"We believe that both slain militant were Pakistani residents as suggested by the recoveries made from them," sources said adding recoveries included two AK rifles, five magazines, 60 rounds of ammunition two Chinese pistols with two rounds, one UBGL with three UBGL grenades, four hand grenades and two pouches.
Besides, medicine manufactured in Pakistan were also recovered from the slain militants.