Jammu: Police has arrested a dismissed
Special Police Officer (SPO) in connection with the recovery
of IEDs in high-security MLA hostel area in Jammu city on
Friday, taking the number of arrests in the case to seven.
SPO Mehboob Dar, who had escaped during the arrest of
Muneer Ahmed Malik, a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant soon
after planting nearly ten IEDs, was arrested from a hideout in
Bhaderwah belt of Doda district late Monday night, police said.
He was later shifted to Gandoh police station where he is
being quizzed now, they said, adding, three other arrested
persons from Doda have been brought to the Joint Interrogation
Centre (JIC) here.
Those who have been shifted to JIC include SPO
Mohammad Rafi alias Pinka, Mohammad Ashraf and Nizam-ud-Din
While two of them, including main accused-Muneer Ahmed
Malik alias Munna and Munib Ahmed were arrested from Jammu and
Udhampur districts, three more, including SPO were arrested
from Doda, they said, adding, Army ex-serviceman Ram Krishen
alias RK was also held yesterday.
Two Army jawans have also been questioned in the case.
Inspector General of Police, Jammu Zone, Ashok Gupta
said, "We are investigating the role of some officers of
Military Intelligence (MI) in the case as well."
Investigations revealed that SPO Rafi along with
dismissed SPO Dar were involved in fabricating Improvised
Explosive Device (IED) while Asharaf, a carpenter prepared
boxes to conceal the IEDs in it.
Nizam-ud-Din, later arranged a passenger vehicle for
carrying explosive laden IED to Jammu.