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Investigation team formed to probe Kulgam militant attack

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 9, 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 9, 2011 - 19:04
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