Today in New Delhi, India
Oct 20, 2018-Saturday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

NIA arrests JeM operative for involvement in 2016 attack on Nagrota army camp

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested Syed Muneer-ul-Hassan Qadri, a resident of Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir, for allegedly facilitating the attack.

india Updated: May 26, 2018 18:42 IST
Rajesh Ahuja
Rajesh Ahuja
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Nagrota attack,JeM,NIA arrest
Seven army personnel were killed and three others were injured in the November 29, 2016 attack on the Nagrota army camp, that also left three Pakistani militants dead.(HT FILE PHOTO)

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has blamed terrorists of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) for the attack on Nagrota army camp in 2016.

It has also arrested Syed Muneer-ul-Hassan Qadri, a resident of Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir, for allegedly facilitating the attack.

Seven army personnel were killed and three others were injured in the November 29, 2016 attack, that also left three Pakistani militants dead. A huge quantity of fire arms, ammunition, explosives and other articles were recovered from the slain terrorists.

According to a statement released by NIA on Saturday, Qadri has revealed that he, along with other Valley-based JeM operatives, were in touch with the JeM leadership in Pakistan and had received a freshly infiltrated group of three Pakistani terrorists from Samba sector a day before the attack.

“They subsequently stayed at a hotel in Jammu and then left the attackers at Nagrota outside the army camp late at night and proceeded to the Kashmir Valley,” the NIA statement said.

The attack began early on November 29, 2016.

First Published: May 26, 2018 17:33 IST