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1 held for J&K grenade attacks

J&K police on Tuesday claimed to have solved the twin grenade attacks in Ganderbal area with arrest of one.
None | By Press Trust of India, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2006 10:40 PM IST

Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday claimed to have solved twin grenade attacks in Ganderbal area with the arrest of an overground worker of the Pakistan-based outfit.

Fayaz Ahmad Najar, responsible for lobbing grenades on a bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims on June 21 and a CRPF picket on July 15, was arrested at Batwani village of Ganderbal, 27 km from Srinagar, a police spokesman said.

The accused confessed of his involvement in the twin grenade attacks which left two civilians dead and 11 others including five pilgrims injured, the spokesman said.

Najar also admitted that he was working as an OGW of LeT outfit, the spokesman said, adding the accused has received Rs 2100 for hurling the grenades.

A drug addict and jobless, Najar was motivated by LeT commander Bashir Ahmad Dar, a resident of Waskura village of Ganderbal, he said.

Police have launched a massive hunt to nab Dar as Najar has provided vital clues, he added.

Two civilians were killed and six others injured when terrorists hurled a grenade on a CRPF picket at Beehama chowk on July 15, while five Amarnath pilgrims from Rajasthan were injured when a bus carrying them from Baltal to Srinagar came under grenade attack in the same area on June 21.

Meanwhile, self-styled Chief coordinator of LeT Mohammad Rafiq alias Mudasir Gujri and his successor Mohammad Haneef alias Faheem have been arrested over the past one week.

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