Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Suspected Pune woman arrested in Kashmir

Suspected Pune woman arrested in Kashmir Suspected Pune woman arrested in Kashmir
Melinda Barton | 27 January, 2018, 15:52

According to a message circulated from the office of Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) to all district police heads and chief of security wing in Kashmir, "there is a strong input" that an 18-year-old woman non-Kashmiri woman might "cause a suicide bomb explosion" near or inside the Republic Day parade in Kashmir.

It was a case of misinterpreting an intelligence input by the Jammu and Kashmir police who were informed by central security agencies that a Pune-based girl, who was detained on various occasions by the ATS Pune, had shifted her base to the Valley and that surveillance needs to be mounted.

He, however, refused to disclose the location, where from the alleged suicide bomber was suspected.

Mobile phone services were suspended in the Valley as a "precautionary measure", with the authorities saying they would be restored in the afternoon. We will be covering every other lead to know what the facts are.

"Let police verify first".

"We are checking her background".

On how police zeroed-in on the suspect girl, Khan said, "These questions are a subject matter of investigation".

Police sources confirmed that the girl, along with an accomplice, has been arrested, and that a probe is underway. "Only after proper investigation, we will be able to come to any conclusion", Munir Khan added.

"They (militant outfits) are trying hard to get youth especially some educated youth into militancy but we are countering it the way we have to", he said. Officials said the Republic Day functions across the valley passed off peacefully. The leaders had yesterday said India had no right to celebrate its Republic Day in Jammu and Kashmir while it continued to militarily occupy the state and deny people their democratic and human rights.