Investigation team formed to probe Kulgam militant attack
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 09, 2011, 19:04
Srinagar: An investigation team has been formed to track down the militants who injured two policemen with sharp-edged weapons and decamped with their service rifles in south Kashmir, official sources said on Wednesday.

The team was formed after the driver of the cab, in which the militants fled the scene on Monday after attacking the policemen on duty at Yaripora in Kulgam town, 70 kms from here, surrendered to police yesterday, they said.

Although the driver Imtiyaz Ahmad Malik (34), a resident of Yaripora, claimed innocence, his questioning was on and some vital information has been gathered about the militants, they said.

For the first time in the Kashmir Valley, ultras attacked policemen with sharp-edged weapons and fled along with service rifles of the injured personnel. No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

In the past, militants had carried out numerous attacks on security personnel with silencer-fitted pistols from point-blank range.

Malik revealed that the ultras had forcibly taken him along with them after carrying out the attack, they said, adding that he had claimed the militants were locals as they were speaking fluent Kashmiri.

The driver has also claimed that he had no involvement in the attack, they added.


First Published: Wednesday, March 09, 2011, 19:04

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