Pak militant arrested for CRPF camp attack still being questioned
Srinagar, Mar 15 : A Pakistani militant arrested from the downtown city last evening was still being questioned about his role in the fidayeen attack on CRPF camp at Bemina in which five CRPF personnel were killed and six others injured on March 13.
Both the fidayeen were also killed and recoveries made from them suggest that they were residents of Pakistan, official sources said.
A massive hunt for another militant, believed to be hiding in the downtown, was still going on, they said.
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.
However, there was still no word from the police about the arrest.
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 down 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.
He was still being questioned by the SOG and senior police officers besides officials from intelligence agencies about his role in the fidayeen attack, they said, adding that efforts are on to arrest his another accomplice.
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 militants were Pakistani residents as suggested by the recoveries made from them," sources said, adding that 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.