Police Arrested Third Militant Involved In Banihal Attack

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Srinagar: The Police on Monday have arrested the third militant, who involved in the terror module in the deadly attack on the SSB party in Banihal belt of Jammu and Kashmir last week.

With his arrest, the three-member terror module has been wiped out within days of the attack on the SSB party in Ramban district, the police reportedly said.

On September 22, two militants of the module involved in the deadly terror attack were arrested.

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SSP Ramban, Mohan Lal reportedly said that they have arrested the third militant involved in the terror attack yesterday and recovered a pistol”, said on Monday.

The arrested militant has been identified as Aquib Wahid, a BSc student at the Degree College in Anantnag, he said. A pistol along with ammunition was recovered from him.

During the initial interrogation, the arrested militant said an Over Ground Worker (OGW) of South Kashmir gave him the pistol with the task of setting up a terror module along with others.

Police is on a hunt to track down the OGW connected with terror groups in South Kashmir. On September 22 Gaznafar and Arif were arrested in connection with the attack.

The SSP said that, they were arrested within 24 hours of the attack by the police during a major combing operation in Banihal belt.

The SSP also said that, two service rifles, including an AK assault rifle and an Insas rifle, which were snatched during the attack, were also recovered from their possession.
On September 20, the trio had attacked a SSB party near an under-construction railway tunnel in Banihal killing an SSB jawan and injuring another.