Police `solves’ two grenade attack cases;Five JeM cadres arrested
Srinagar, Jan 16:
Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a Jaish-e- Mohammad (JeM) module by
arresting five persons who were allegedly involved in two grenade attacks in
General of Police, Central Kashmir Range, and VK Birdi said investigation
launched by the police revealed that these five persons carried out grenade
attacks to “enforce shutdown in Srinagar.”
grenade attacks were reported in Srinagar, particularly on January 8 at Habbak
crossing which resulted injuries to few civilians. An FIR number 02/2020 under
sections 307, IPC and ¾ Explosives Act was registered at Police Station
Nigeen,” he said.
Birdi said during
investigation Aijaz Ahmad Sheikh, a driver from Hazratbal, Umar Hameed Sheikh,
vendor from Hazratbal were arrested. “Both these admitted their role in grenade
attack. They also provided leads for similar attack at Sir Syed Gate of Kashmir
University on November 26,” he said.
The DIG said
three more people were arrested during raids at various spots in the area.
“Imtiyaz Ahmad Chikla and Naseer Ahmad Mir, both from Hazratbal and Sahil
Farooq Gojri from Soura admitted their roles in November grenade attack at Sir
Syed gate of Kashmir University,” he said
Birdi said police
recovered incriminating material including gelatin sticks, explosives,
detonators, arms, explosive body vests, batteries and nitric acids during
investigation. “They were active cadres of JeM,” he said
Birdi said the
main motive of the arrested persons was “to enforce shutdown and cause IED type
blasts in the city.”
“Shops in the
market had opened but they wanted to shut them down. Recovery also suggested
that they were also planning some IED attack.
Further investigation is underway to unearth conspiracy,” he said.