CRPF centre attack case: NIA arrests alleged JeM operative

CRPF centre attack case: NIA arrests alleged JeM operative
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Srinagar, Feb 4: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Monday arrested an alleged Jaish-e-Mohammad operative in connection with the attack on a CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Lethpora.
The accused, Fayaz Ahmad Magray, is an active OGW (over ground worker) of proscribed organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), said an official statement.
He is a key conspirator who provided logistical support such as providing shelter to the militants and conducting reconnaissance of the CRPF group centre in Lethpora before the attack, the NIA said in the statement.
In 2001 also, he was detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) by Jammu and Kashmir Police and he remained under detention for 16 months, it said.
The attack on CRPF group centre in Lethpora was carried out in the intervening night of December 30-31, 2017 by three militants of JeM, the NIA said.
During investigation by the NIA, the attackers were identified as Fardeen Ahmad Khandey and Manzoor Baba, both residents of district Pulwama, and Abdul Shakoor, a resident of Rawalakot area of Pakistan administered Kashmir, it said.
All the three attackers were killed in the encounter.
In the attack, five CRPF personnel died and three were grievously injured.