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NIA arrests key accused in Sunjuwan terrorist attack case of J-K

ANI | Updated: May 26, 2022 17:01 IST

New Delhi [India], May 26 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested key accused in Jammu and Kashmir's Sunjwan terror attack on Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) vehicle carrying 15 personnel on April 22, the agency said on Thursday.
Abid Ahmad Mir, a resident of Putrigam in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, is an Over Ground Worker of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
The case pertains to indiscriminate firing upon the security personnel, during a joint search operation in the area of Sunjwan, Jammu, by unknown terrorists in which one Assistant Sub-Inspector of CISF was martyred and several others were injured. The security forces retaliated against the attack and killed the two terrorists on the spot.
The case was initially registered in Bahu Fort Police station in Jammu on April 22 and re-registered by NIA on April 26.
"Investigation has revealed that accused Mir is an Over Ground Worker of JeM and was a close associate of arrested accused Bilal Ahmed Wagay. He was also in touch with Pakistan-based handlers of JeM. He knowingly and voluntarily had extended support to the other co-accused persons in the commission of the instant crime," said the NIA.
In the attack, the CISF had said, Assistant Sub Inspector SP Patel laid down his life while treatment in hospital, one personnel was grievously injured and six other personnel of the Force sustained minor injuries while valiantly retaliating against the terrorist attack.
In the subsequent action, security forces succeeded to eliminate the two terrorists responsible for the attack.

Two fidayeen (Aatma ghati) terrorists of the Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit were present in the area.
The CISF had said that the terrorists were planning to target the security forces and innocent people. "If they could have managed to surpass the outer cordon (Naka), a major loss to the security forces might have been caused."
Due to the valiant response by CISF personnel, a major fidayeen attack was not only averted but terrorists were contained and eliminated.
The CISF then said its total of three companies were deployed in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for Law and Order duties.
A CISF company (No. 757) of the 3rd Reserve Battalion was deployed at Jammu City for maintaining Law and Order with the local police of Narwal Police Station, Jammu.
Based on the inputs, the CISF said "some fidayeen terrorist organisations were planning a major attack in the Jammu region".
Considering the input, it said a joint "combing and search operation was being carried out in the area, wherein Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and local police personnel were deployed for inner cordon and search operation while CISF personnel were deputed at Naka near Chadda Camp meant for outer cordon". (ANI)