LeT behind Amarnath attack; Three accused arrested, says IGP Kashmir
Nearly after a month, police have cracked the case and busted the entire module behind the Amarnath terror attack which killed eight pilgrims.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Muneer Khan on Sunday said that Lashkar was involved behind Amarnath attack. The accused were identified as Ismail, Mavya, Furqan and Yawar ( local) who carried the attack.
While addressing media, Khan said,''Ismail, a Pak militant of Lashkar along with two other Pak militants and a local Kashmiri Lashkar militant carried out attack.''
''Accused people who provided them logistics to carry out their plans in the state and work as their guides have been identified,'' IGP Kashmir added.
He further said that two Lashkar militants were eliminated few days ago. But their involvement in this particular case is still being investigated.
Khan also said,''Happy to tell you that 3 accused persons have been arrested & they have completely revealed everything. The attack was initially planned for July 9th, but that day there was no movement of CRPF or yatri vehicle in isolation.''
Accused persons who were arrested wil be produced before the court. They are currently under police remand.
Code words used by the terrorist:
The terrorist had code word 'Shaukat' for yatri vehicle and 'Bilal' for CRPF vehicle.
Amarnath terror attack:
At least 7 pilgrims, including 5 women, were killed in south Kashmir's Anantnag on the 11th day of the Amarnath Yatra on Monday after terrorists fired on a bus in which they were travelling.
LeT commander Abu Ismail, a Pakistani national, is believed to be the mastermind of the Amarnath terror attack which killed eight pilgrims, including six women.