Al-Badr operative held in IED case

Al-Badr operative held in IED case

An overground worker (OGW) of Al-Badr outfit has been arrested in connection with the recent recovery of a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) here, an official said today. Photo for representation purpose only

Jammu, February 21

An overground worker (OGW) of Al-Badr outfit has been arrested in connection with the recent recovery of a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) here, an official said today.

Nearly 7-kg IED was recovered from the possession of a nursing student in the Jammu bus stand area on February 13, foiling a major terror plan to set off an explosion at a crowded place on the second anniversary of the 2019 Pulwama terror attack in the winter capital.

Fifth arrest

  • Rah Hussain Bhat belongs to Pulwama and is an Al-Badr overground worker
  • Is fifth person to be held in the recovery of 7 kg IED from Jammu bus stand

  • Plot was to carry out a major blast on second anniv of Pulwama terror attack

Rah Hussain Bhat, a resident of Batbagh-Hunipora village of Nehama in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, has been arrested in a case related to the recovery of the IED from Sohail Bashir Shah, IGP Mukesh Singh said.

“He is an OGW of Al-Badr terror outfit and is involved in conspiracy of providing logistic support to terrorists. He is in direct contact with Pakistani handlers involved in the conspiracy to carry out IED attack at Jammu,” Singh said.

Officials said Rah was arrested from his hometown during a raid and is the fifth person arrested in the case.

Earlier on February 14, the IGP said Shah, a resident of Newa village of Pulwama, was pursuing nursing course in a college in Chandigarh and was assigned the task to plant the IED in Jammu by his Pakistan-based handler affiliated with Al-Badr terror outfit. — PTI

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