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.
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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)
@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"
Thanks India for arresting these criminals or otherwise they would have killed hundred innocent Pakistan shias.
@waqas: sarcasm? can't figure other.
Now a chorus will rise in Pakistan where is the proof ..... where is the proof and where is more proof. Some will say look at the saffron band here or there and the real name is not Zubair alias Talha Zarar of LeT from Multan but Tal Singh or Zalim Singh form Bhatinda or from Kanpur. etc etc. Please rise and recognize the malady the disease eating Pakistan from all sides, killing all the good people within Pakistan doctors, professors, writers, media people and so on.
When you gave us MFN? Why you Pakistani don't check the facts before posting.We gave you MFN 15 years back but you people every day say we are giving but never gave itself show how serious you people are for normalization of India Pakistan relation
@waqas: stop poking ur nose in our affairs....then i might consider what u have said :p
As expected , a typical mindset of indian government has once again blammed pakistan for all that is happeneing in indian held kashmir . unfortunately , no matter how hard we try to bring our relations to normalcy by confidence building measures , giving MFN status and bla bla ... its still india . two nation theory still valid . poor obssessed indians can't leave pakistanis from blamming .