Pulwama Attack: NIA Arrests 7th Accused

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Srinagar: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Tuesday claimed to have arrested one more accused involved in Pulwama IED blast case in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.

An NIA statement said, “In the continuing investigation of the Pulwama attack case in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed in an IED blast on 14.2.2019, NIA arrested one more accused namely Bilal Ahmed Kuchey S/o Ghulam Nabi Kuchey R/o Hajibal, Kakapora, Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir on 5th July”.

“Bilal Ahmed Kuchey who is running a sawmill at his place, is a militant associate who harboured and extended logistic support to the JeM militants involved in the Pulwama attack”, NIA said.

“The main perpetrators in the case stayed in his house and he further introduced them to other OGWs who provided safe houses during their stay and planning of the attack. He provided the JeM militants with high-end mobile phones which were used by them to communicate with the Pakistan-based JeM leadership as well as among themselves for giving final touches to their planning and for execution of the attack”.

NIA further said, mobile phone provided by him was also used for recording the video clip of Fidayeen Adil Ahmed Dar, which became viral after the attack.

Bilal Ahmed Kuchey was produced before NIA Special Court, Jammu on 06.07.2020 and 10 day’s NIA remand was taken for his custodial interrogation.

This is the seventh arrest made by NIA in this case so far. Investigation in this case is in progress the statement reads.

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