Published: Sat, July 15, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Amarnath terror attack: Police arrest PDP MLA's driver

Amarnath terror attack: Police arrest PDP MLA's driver

Senior superintendent of police Shopian, Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar, said Touseef was summoned for questioning and they have nothing yet to make public.

The arrest is second in the series by the police probing the attack on Amaranth Yatra attack.

Touseef Ahmad, a policeman from the security wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police and Wachhi legislator Aijaz Ahmad Mir's driver, was detained for questioning two days ago.

Post the terror attack more than 4,000 pilgrims left for the Amarnath cave shrine yesterday from Jammu, as per PTI reports, while on the day of terror attack 2,430 pilgrims left Jammu for the high altitude cave shrine.

Notably, tThe victims were travelling in the bus was neither part of the escorted Yatra convoy nor registered with the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB).

The state police on Friday constituted a six-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) to probe whether or not there had been any security lapse that made the attack in Batengo on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway possible.

The attack was carried out by terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and masterminded by Pakistani militant Ismail.

On the 16th day of the yatra on Friday, almost 10,000 pilgrims paid obeisance inside the holy Himalayan cave situated at 3,888 metres above the sea-level.

The yatra will conclude on Shravan Purnima (Raksha Bandhan) on August 7.

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