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NIA arrests key accused in Jalandhar grenade throwing case from Pulwama

ANI | Updated: Mar 06, 2019 22:03 IST

Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar 6 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday arrested Amir Nazir, the prime accused in the Jalandhar grenade throwing case, from Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
On Sept 14 last year, four grenades were hurled at the building of Maksudan police station in Jalandhar in which one police personnel was injured. Initially, an FIR was registered at a police station in Jalandhar. Later the case was taken up for investigation by NIA.
NIA investigation has revealed that the attack was the handiwork of Kashmir based terror outfit Ansar Ghazawat-ul-Hind (AGH). Two accused, namely Fazil Bashir Pinchoo and Shahid Qayoom were earlier arrested in this case. They were pursuing their B.Tech (Civil) from St. Soldier Group of Colleges, Jalandhar. Another two accused who were involved in the attack namely Rauf Ahmed Mir and Umar Ramzan, were killed in an encounter with security forces in South Kashmir on December 22, 2018,” read a statement from NIA.
Amir Nazir is a key accused as he procured and facilitated delivery of four grenades used in the attack on the directions of AGH chief Zakir Musa. He was the active link between the accused who were arrested and Musa.
Nazir has been taken on transit remand to be produced before the Special NIA Court Mohali for obtaining his police custody for interrogation. (ANI)