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Amarnath terror attack: PDP MLA’s driver arrested for questioning

Touseef Ahmad, a policeman from the security wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police and Wachhi legislator Aijaz Ahmad Mir’s driver, was detained for questioning.

india Updated: Jul 15, 2017 17:27 IST
At least seven Amarnath Yatris died and 21 others wounded in a terror attack in Anantnag on July 10.
At least seven Amarnath Yatris died and 21 others wounded in a terror attack in Anantnag on July 10.(PTI File Photo)

A policeman serving as a driver of PDP MLA has been arrested in connection with investigations into the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims this week, police sources said on Saturday.

Touseef Ahmad, a policeman from the security wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police and Wachhi legislator Aijaz Ahmad Mir’s driver, was detained for questioning two days ago.

Wachhi is in Shopian district of south Kashmir.

Ahmad was formally placed under arrest on Friday as part of investigations into militancy-related violence in south Kashmir, police sources said.

The sources said two other people, suspected to be overground workers for militants, have also been detained for questioning.

It was not immediately clear whether Ahmad, who was posted as Mir’s driver seven months ago, has any direct link to the attack on Amarnath pilgrims at Anantnag on Monday that left seven pilgrims dead and 21 others injured.

A police official, on the condition of anonymity, said things are expected to be clearer about the involvement of the driver in the July 10 attack and other militancy-related activities later Saturday.