Srinagar: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday caught hold of two more persons who were involved in the Pulwama terror attack, including the one who procured chemicals online for making the IED.
Waiz-ul-Islam (19) of Srinagar’s Bagh-e-Mehtab locality and Mohammad Abbass Rather (32) of Hakripora village in Pulwama district were arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), an official said.
The total number of people arrested in the case now stands at five. Earlier, a father-daughter duo and a close aide of the suicide bomber were arrested in two separate operations.
Islam revealed to the NIA that he bought chemicals for making IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices), batteries and other accessories from his Amazon online shopping account, on the directions of Pakistani Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists, the official said. He then personally handed over the materials to JeM terrorists.
Rather, an old over-ground worker (OGW) of the JeM, gave accommodation to Jaish terrorist and IED expert Mohd Umar after he came to Kashmir in April-May 2018, he disclosed to the officials during initial interrogation.
Rather also helped suicide bomber Adil Ahmad Dar, Sameer Ahmed Dar and Kamran, a Pakistani – who made use of his house during the preparation period of the attack.
Both Islam and Rather will be produced before the NIA special court in Jammu on Saturday.