Owner of vehicle used in Sopore blast traced
Two weeks after the twin attacks on Sopore police station, investigators have been able to trace the owner of the two-wheeler used in IED blast.
Srinagar: Two weeks after the twin
attacks on Sopore police station, investigators have been able
to trace the owner of the two-wheeler used in the IED blast
that killed a cop and injured eight others in north Kashmir`s
Highly placed sources said questioning of 22-year-old
Quratul Ain, who was arrested on July 12 for militant links,
and other nine suspects has led to identification of the owner
of the two-wheeler and those who facilitated its delivery to
"We would not like to reveal any names at the moment
as it could jeopardise the investigations but we expect to
make more arrests very soon," the sources said.
A police spokesman said it has "zeroed in" on the
militants and their support base who carried out twin attack
on Sopore police Station on July 6.
He said so far 10 people have been questioned in
connection with the attack.
"Investigation of Sopore blast is in full swing.
Police has got few leads and is working on them. The persons
who have provided the support and the militant commanders who
are behind the blast have been zeroed in," the spokesman said.
So far, police has arrested a 22-year-old girl
Qurat-ul-Ain of Jalalabad village of Sopore for allegedly
acting as a conduit for a militant commander.
Militants carried out an attack on Sopore police
station when they fired a rifle grenade followed by an
Improvised Explosive Devise blast in which one policeman was
killed and eight others were injured.
Police had earlier claimed that militant commanders
involved in the attack were killed in a day-long fierce gun
battle at Lolab in north Kashmir last week in which five top
commanders of Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad were