NEW DELHI Four out of the five militants involved in the Pulwama suicide attack were killed, while one was arrested by state forces, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said on Tuesday.
He said in Lok Sabha that probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has revealed the links of militant module of the proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), which was responsible for planning and execution of the attack.
Forty CRPF personnel were killed on February 14 in an attack by a suicide bomber on their convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
“Out of five accused, one was a suicide bomber. One accused was arrested, while two others were neutralized during pro-active engagement by the security forces. One of the accused, Mudasir Ahmad Khan alias Mohammed Bhai, was neutralised during proactive engagement by the security forces,” he said replying to a written question.
The minister said a Court of Inquiry is ordered in such cases to look into various aspects and accordingly, it was ordered by the CRPF.