NIA arrests JeM plotter behind Nagrota army camp attack:
26 May 2018
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today arrested Muneer-ul-Hassan Qadri, a Jaish-e-Mohammed operative, in connection with the 2016 terror attack on an Army camp in Nagrota in which seven soldiers, including two officers, were killed.
Qadri, who is a resident of Lolab in north Kashmir, was arrested for his alleged involvement in the 29 November 2016 terror attack on the Nagrota Army camp.
While the JeM operative was arrested with the help of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, the Army also felled three Pakistani terrorists in the ensuing operation that resulted in a huge quantity of firearms, ammunition, explosives and other articles being recovered from them.
The JeM operative was arrested in a joint operation with Jammu and Kashmir Police.
During his interrogation, Qadri, a Nepal returnee, who was in custody of the J&K Police for some time, admitted to his role in various terror modules, including the group involved in the Nagrota attack.
"Qadri has revealed that he along with other Valley-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) operatives were in touch with its leadership in Pakistan and had received a freshly-infiltrated group of three Pakistani terrorists from the Samba sector a day before the attack (on November 29, 2016)," an NIA spokesperson said.
Preliminary interrogation of the accused revealed that the attack was carried out by the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a banned terror group, as part of a well-planned conspiracy from Pakistan, the spokesman said.
Qadri also reportedly told the interrogators that he along with other Valley-based JeM operatives were in touch with the JeM leadership in Pakistan and had received a freshly infiltrated group of three Pakistani terrorists from the Samba sector a day before the attack.
''They subsequently stayed at a hotel in Jammu and then left the attackers outside the army camp in Nagrota late at night, and proceeded to the Kashmir Valley,'' the spokesman said.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had registered a case into the incident in December 2016 for offences under sections 120B, 121, 307 of the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC),a criminal code applicable in Jammu and Kashmir in lieu of the Indian Penal Code, and sections seven and 27 of the Arms Act, 1958.