Pulwama Attack: NIA Identifies Vehicle, Owner ‘Joins’ Jaish

SRINAGAR — The youth whose vehicle was allegedly used in Pulwama attack on February 14 has joined JeM and his picture wielding gun has gone viral on social media.  

The NIA said in a statement issued by it said that with the support of forensic and automobile experts, the vehicle used in the blast was Maruti Eeco (chassis number MA3ERLF1SOO183735 and engine number G12BN164140.)

The vehicle, according to it, was sold to Mohammed Jaleel Ahmed Haqani, a resident of Heaven Colony in Anantnag in 2011, and subsequently it changed hands seven times and finally reached Hafiz Sajjad Bhat son of Muhammad Maqbool Bhat, a resident of Marhama Sangam Bijbehara in south Kashmir.

The vehicle was purchased on February 4, the statement said, adding Sajjad was a student of Siraj-ul-Uloom Shopian, a religious seminary, till 2014. He then carried further studies in government school Marhama. 

“Raids were conducted by a team of NIA and police at Sajjad’s house on Saturday but he was not present,” the NIA said.

Reports said he has joined Jaish-e-Mohammed and his photograph wielding gun appeared on social media and has since gone viral. Forty nine CRPF personnel were killed in the attack on February 14.


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