Kashmir attack: Police claim arresting LeT member

Zubair alias Talha Zarar of LeT came from Multan: IG Police

Afp March 19, 2013
Recovered weapons and ammunition, which police say were seized following the arrests of suspects linked to an attack against five paramilitary policemen last week, are displayed to journalists during a press conference in Srinagar on March 19, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

SRINAGAR: Police in Indian-administered Kashmir Tuesday claimed they had arrested four people including a Pakistani national from the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) group over an attack that left five policemen dead.

Abdul Gani Mir, Kashmir's top law enforcement officer, said investigators had concluded that the attack was planned by the LeT, a group blamed for mass killings in Mumbai in 2008.

"The arrested include Zubair alias Talha Zarar of LeT who came from Multan," inspector general of police Mir told reporters.

Two heavily armed militants attacked a group of Central Reserve Police Force personnel in the compound of a police-run school last week, killing five of them and injuring 10 others including four civilians.

In a call to local media after the assault, the deadliest attack on security forces in nearly five years, the Kashmir-based group Hizbul Mujahideen claimed responsibility.

Mir said the militants had infiltrated from the Pakistani side of Kashmir in January and February to "cause disturbance" in Srinagar.

Three others arrested include Pradeep Singh and two "former militants", one of whom, Bashir Ahmad Mir, was released from prison in 2008.

"They provided logistical support for the attack," Mir said at a press conference.


vasan | 10 years ago | Reply

India should find the roots of the Pakistani terrorist with the help of Pak media and expose the truth. I am not sure Pakistani govt or army will cooperate, judging from the aftermath of Kasab expose by Dawn (Nobody in Pak knows about the whereabouts of Kasab family now)

expaki | 10 years ago | Reply

@VINOD Sahib, please keep this "Multani Zalim Singh" in a very "SAFE HOTEL" for life. our minorities will appreciate your hospitality to this Multani Zalim - Amer Singh"

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