The Nationwide Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday talked about it has arrested a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) operative for allegedly harbouring and providing logistical give a enhance to to the perpetrators of the February 2019 attack that left 40 Central Reserve Police Power (CRPF) personnel pointless in Jammu & Kashmir’s Pulwama and brought India and Pakistan to the brink of conflict.
In a commentary, NIA talked about Bilal Ahmed Kuchey, the accused, allegedly harboured the perpetrators at his set and supplied them with high-pause cellphones to talk with their Pakistan-primarily primarily based handlers and to epic Adil Ahmed Dar’s video old to he rammed an explosive-encumbered vehicle valid into a CRPF vehicle.
JeM released the video after the attack to relate responsibility for it. The attack brought on India to create an airstrike on a JeM camp in Pakistan’s Balakot.
Kuchey, a resident of Pulwama’s Hajibal, is the seventh particular person to be arrested for the attack.
In the commentary, NIA spokesperson Sonia Narang called Kuchey a dismay affiliate. “The principle perpetrators in the case stayed in his dwelling and he further introduced them to other OGWs [overground workers] who supplied stable properties in the course of their protect and planning of the attack.” Narang added the perpetrators passe the high-pause telephones for giving closing touches to the planning and execution of the attack in addition to communicating with Pakistan-primarily primarily based JeM leadership as neatly as amongst themselves.
NIA final week arrested Mohammad Iqbal Somewhat for allegedly facilitating Muhammad Umar Farooq’s circulate. Farooq, a key conspirator in the Pulwama case, infiltrated into Jammu & Kashmir in April 2018 and changed into as soon as killed in an stumble upon on March 29, 2019.
The others arrested in the case in February and March include Shakir Bashir Magrey, Mohammad Abbas Somewhat, Waiz-ul-Islam, Insha Jan, her father, Tariq Ahmad Shah.
Pakistani terrorist – Mohammad Umar Farooq (killed in stumble upon on March 29, 2019 along with IED expert Kamran) had been given the responsibility to achieve the attack while JeM’s position commander Mudassir Khan (killed on March 11, 2019) supervised the total planning.