‘Militant responsible for the attack arrested’
Srinagar, Oct 17: Three policemen including an officer were injured after the militants travelling in a vehicle lobbed a hand grenade on a naka party when it was signalled to stop.
“Based on credible inputs that some militants are travelling on Baramulla-Srinagar highway, a police naka party deployed at Baba Teng Pattan were checking the vehicles,” a police statement issued here said.
During the checking, while a passenger vehicle was signaled to stop, militants boarding the vehicle lobbed a hand grenade on police party. In this incident one Police Officer DySP Zaffar Mehdi and two other policemen Shabir Ahmad and Ashiq Hussain sustained injuries and were evacuated to hospital. They are stated to be stable now, the spokesman said.
The militants while trying to flee from the scene of the crime were chased and one of them was later apprehended. The arrested militant has been identified as Faizan Majeed Bhat son of Abdul Majeed Bhat resident of Naibug Tral who was recruited into militant ranks recently. He along with other militant Showkat Ahmad Bhat resident of Awantipora, who managed to escape had joined Tehreekul Mujahideen militant outfit.
Police have registered a case and further investigation into the matter is going on, the spokesman added (GNS).