Published On: Sat, Jul 15th, 2017

PDP MLA’s driver Touseef Ahmad held for attack on Amarnath yatris | Times of India

SRINAGAR: Jammu & Kashmir police detained on Friday a cop who serves as a driver for PDP MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir for questioning in connection with this week’s terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims.

After picking up Touseef Ahmad, a resident of Pulwama, police said the detention was related to a militancy case. Sources said two other persons had been arrested for their alleged involvement in the attack.

Seven pilgrims were killed and 21 injured in the attack on bus of pilgrims near Batengoo in Anantnag on Monday.

Touseef was deputed as the MLA’s driver from the security wing of J&K police some seven months ago. IGP Muneer Kahn said Touseef, who has been found to have links with militants, is being questioned. “He is cooperating with us and spilling the beans,” he said.

J&K police constituted a six-member special investigation team (SIT) on Friday to probe the Amarnath attack.

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