Published On: Sat, Jul 15th, 2017

PDP MLA’s driver nabbed in connection with attack on Amarnath pilgrims

Srinaagar: Driver of PDP MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir was on Friday detained by the Jammu and Kahsmir police for questioning in connection Monday’s terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in which seven lives were lost.

He said that it was found that Touseef had links with terrorists active in the valley

A senior police official said that Touseef Ahmad, a resident of Pulwama was picked up by the sleuths of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by the state government in connection with the aforementioned terror attack on pilgrims.

Apart from the PDP legislator’s driver, two other locals have also been arrested for their alleged involvement in the said terror attack, said sources.

It may be recalled that seven Amarnath pilgrims including six women were killed and 21 others injured when terrorists attacked on bus carrying pilgrims near Batengoo in Anantnag on Monday.

Only around seven months back, Touseef was deputed as the PDP MLA’s driver from the security wing of the state police, said the official.

He said that it was found that Touseef had links with terrorists active in the valley. “After cross checking this fact from several quarters, he was picked by the SIT sleuths who are grilling him at length,” said the police official adding that Touseef has cracked and was cooperating with the investigating agency and has started spilling vital clues.

It may be mentioned here that in order to get to the bottom of the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims, the state police had constituted a six-member SIT on Friday.

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