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Big breakthrough, NIA arrests JeM operative for Pulwama attack

Feb 28, 2020 22:13 IST

In a major breakthrough, the NIA has arrested an operative of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed for his alleged involvement in the Pulwama terror attack last year. PTI quoted officials as saying that 22-year-old Shakir Bashir Magrey, a furniture shop owner in Pulwama, had provided shelter and other logistical assistance to suicide-bomber Adil Ahmad Dar. According to the NIA, Magrey on several occasions collected and delivered arms, ammunition, cash and explosive materials to JeM terrorists, including those involved in the Pulwama attack. Magrey has also revealed that he had harboured Dar and Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Umar Farooq in his house from late 2018 till the attack in February 2019, and assisted them in the preparation of the IED. He also helped in modifying the Maruti Eeco car and fitting the IED to it. Magrey was produced before the NIA Special Court at Jammu on Friday and has been remanded to 15 days in NIA custody for his detailed interrogation.

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