Syed Hilal Andrabi, 35, of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, was produced before a court which sent him to five days’ police custody.
New Delhi, April 6:
NIA arrested an operative of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed today in connection with the 2017 terror attack on a CRPF camp in South Kashmir.
Officials said Syed Hilal Andrabi of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, was produced before a court which sent him to five days’ police custody.
He was arrested from Jammu by the NIA in connection with the attack on the CRPF camp at Lethpora in South Kashmir on 30th December in 2017, in which five personnel were killed. Three Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists were killed during the 36-hour-long gunfight.
Andrabi is a key conspirator who provided logistic support in the form of sheltering the terrorists and conducting reconnaissance of the CRPF group centre before the attack.
With his arrest, the total number of accused arrested in the case has risen to four.
His arrest came days after Nisar Ahmed Tantray was arrested by the NIA after being deported from the UAE in the same case.