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NIA arrests two more accused in Pulwama attack case

ANI | Updated: Mar 06, 2020 22:19 IST

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar 6 (ANI): In the continuing investigation of the Pulwama attack case in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred on February 14, 2019, NIA arrested two more accused today.
The accused have been identified as Waiz ul Islam (19) and Mohammad Abbas (32) residents of Srinagar and Pulwama, respectively.
"During initial interrogation, accused Waiz ul Islam has disclosed that he used his Amazon online shopping account to procure chemicals for making IEDs, batteries and other accessories on the directions of Pakistani JeM terrorists," the NIA said in a release.

"He also personally delivered the items to the JeM terrorists after procuring the incriminating material online as a part of the conspiracy to carry out the Pulwama attack," the release added.
The NIA further added that accused Mohammad Abbas is an old Over-Ground Worker (OGW) of JeM.
"He has disclosed that he gave shelter at his home to Jaish terrorist Mohd Umar (IED expert) after Umar came to Kashmir in April-May, 2018. Further, he also harboured JeM terrorists namely Adil Ahmad Dar, Sameer Ahmed Dar and Kamran (Pakistan national) at his house a number of times in the run-up to the Pulwama attack," the NIA release stated.
"He also facilitated safe shelter for the JeM terrorists, including the suicide bomber Adil Ahmed Dar and others at the house of the accused Tariq Ahmed Shah and his daughter Insha Jan of Hakripora, Pulwama, who have already been arrested on March 3, 2020," the release added.
The two arrested accused shall be produced before the NIA Special Court at Jammu tomorrow. Further investigation in the case is underway. (ANI)