Boy held for mosque attack attempt

A class X student has been caught by Doda police for his links in case of bid to hurl a grenade inside a mosque, reports Zorawar Singh Jamwal.

india Updated: Nov 17, 2006 20:13 IST

To please his friend that had joined LeT cadre, a student of Class 10th was caught on Fridayby Doda police in connection with an unsuccessful attempt to hurl a grenade inside a Mosque at the township area during the holy month of Ramzan.

Identified as one Bashir Ahmed alias Nikka ,a class 10th student of Government High School Doda,son of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat and resident of Koti,he was assigned the task by his friend who had left studies and joined LeT .

"During the month of Ramzan, Bashir Ahmed was contacted by a LeT terrorist Irshad who used to study with him in primary classes. Irshad, gave him a grenade to be hurled inside the Mosque to target some civilians and some VIPs that were offering Namaz at that time", SSP Doda Manohar Singh said, adding that "but Bashir could not make attempt due to heavy deployment of security personnel in and around the Mosque."

Replying to a query, SSP Manohar Singh informed that "police had received input by various agencies that LeT may engage some sharp shooter to resort to firingor a new face to hurl grenade on civilians and VVIPs. Following that lead, police launched a manhunt to trace the accused. After a thorough investigation police achieved success in tracing out the accused and averting a major tragedy."

"The accused has been put under sustained interrogation to expose the entire module and effect more arrests in that case", the senior police officer informed.

First Published: Nov 17, 2006 14:45 IST