NIA team investigate fidayeen attack at DPL Pulwama -
NIA team investigate fidayeen attack at DPL Pulwama
Posted 01 Sep 2017 01:14 PM


The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today visited District Police Lines (DPL) Pulwama where fidayeen attack took place last week in which eight police personnel including four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were killed and security forces had eliminated 3 fidayeen in a day long gun battle.
A four member team of NIA today visited Pulwama and met the senior police officers of the district and later went to DPL Pulwama, the scene of the fidayeen attack. The police officers gave them details about the attack and investigations carried out so far.
Sources said that the NIA is keen to investigate the DPL attack which was carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). As per sources, these militants had recently infiltrated into Kashmir and carried out the attack at a time when security forces had put the militants under pressure after carrying out successful operations in which over three dozen militants including seven top commanders of Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) including Abu Dujana the LeT chef and Yaseen Itoo, the Hizb chief, were killed.
Two years back NIA investigation into Udhampur attack on Border Security Forces (BSF) led to demolishing of LeT network in South Kashmir and ultimately the killing of then LeT chief, Abu Qasim. NIA also investigated the attack on Uri Brigade in 2016 in which 18 army personnel were killed.
However, sources said that the Jammu and Kashmir may continue to investigate the DPL attack as the DIG South Kashmir, SP Pani, is one of the best investigators and has served in the NIA for long.
In the meantime, a police officer was injured after militants fired at him in Imamsahab area of Shopian this evening.
Militants opened fire upon the police Sub-Inspector (SI) Gowhar Ahmad Malla while he was playing Volleyball in a local ground near his home at Barbugh area of Imamsahab this evening.
Gowhar Ahmad who is posted at Srigufwara in Anantnag was immediately shifted to nearby hospital where from he was referred to Srinagar hospital for specialized treatment. He is out of danger as he has been shot in the leg and was discharged from the Bone and Joints Hospital, Srinagar, this evening.
Soon after the attack security forces launched a hunt to nab the attackers of the Police officer.

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