Srinagar attack: Police makes third arrest, nabs Govt employee

Srinagar attack: Police makes third arrest, nabs Govt employeeThe Jammu & Kashmir Police on Saturday made a third arrest in the suicide attack on the CRPF camp in Bemina, that killed five jawans on Wednesday.

Pradeep Singh, a Government employee was nabbed by the police in Baramulla area of Kashmir on Saturday for allegedly providing logistic help to militants in the attack on the CRPF camp in Bemina.

Meanwhile in Srinagar, restrictions on movement were imposed by authorities as a precautionary measure following the death of a youth in the CRPF firing in Zoonimar area of the city.

“Restrictions have been placed in the police station areas of Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safakadal, Maharaj Gunj, Maisuma and Kralkhud,” a police official said.

Police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed in large numbers across the city to ensure that there are no attempts to violate the prohibitory orders, he added.

A curfew was imposed on Thursday after a 22-year-old youth was killed when CRPF personnel allegedly opened fire after coming under attack by a group of stone pelters in the Zoonimar area.

Two militants and five CRPF jawans were killed and 11 others – seven CRPF personnel and four civilians – were injured in the suicide attack on their camp on Wednesday.

A Pakistani terrorist from Srinagar’s Chattabal area was also arrested on Friday in connection with the same case.

(With inputs from agencies)


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