Yesterday JK Police recovered 6.5 kg IED from Jammu Bus Stand and soon after the recovery JK Police arrested a resident of Newa in Pulwama Sohail Bashir Shah who was a former student in Nursing college in Chandigarh. Sohail during interrogation mentioned that he was associated with the terror group Al-Badr-Tanzeem and he was directed to plant the IED in 4 locations including Raghunath Bazar, Lakhdata Bazar, Railway Station, and Bus Stand.
JK Police has also arrested his fellow student Qazi Wasim who was well aware of the plan. Along with them, a person has been arrested from Kashmir named Abid Nabi who was also part of the plan. Abid was supposed to meet with the terrorists of Al-Badr-Tanzeem in Srinagar after planting the IED. Another person Athar Shakeel Khan, who is a high-ranking overground worker of Al-Badr, who was supposed to receive Sohail from Srinagar Airport was also arrested.
On the outer surface of the IED, a long sentence in Urdu was written which after translating in English means “Keep This Side Towards Enemy”.
JK Police in another successful operation recovered a heavy amount of arms and ammunition along with 15 minor IEDs during a routine patrolling in the Jang Area of Ramnagar of Samba.