Srinagar: In yet another arrest in the Udhampur attack, NIA on Tuesday booked an alleged overground worker of banned Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit who had transported four terrorists from one place in Kashmir to another after they infiltrated into Valley.
NIA took custody of Showkat Ahmed Bhat, a resident of Pulwama about 31 kms from here, after he was detained by Jammu and Kashmir police.
NIA said 36-year-old Bhat was allegedly involved in transporting a group of four LeT terrorists Mohammad Naved Yakub, Zhargham alias Mohammed Bhai, Abu Okasa and Noman from Baba Reshi in Baramulla district to south Kashmir soon after they infiltrated into India from PoK.
The group split into two. One group attacked BSF convoy in Udhampur on August 5, during which Naved was arrested and his associate Mohammed Noman alias Momin was killed.
Showkat will be produced before the Special NIA Judge, Jammu for obtaining his custody for further investigation.
This is the third arrest made by NIA in this case, so far.
Earlier, besides Naved, Khursheed Ahmed, who ferried the terrorists to Jammu on two occasions, have been arrested in this case.
Naved has given his confessional statement before a judge in Jammu while Khursheed would be produced soon with a request to shift him to Delhi for scientific investigations including a lie detector test.