April 2003 News

LeT Militant Involved In Nadimarg Massacre Held

9 April 2003
The Times of India

Srinagar: A Lashkar-e-Taiba militant, suspected to be involved in the Nadimarg massacre of 24 Kashmiri Pandits, has been arrested, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police A K Suri said on Thursday. Lashkar's district commander-cum-finance chief for Anantnag Zia Mustafa alias Arbaz alias Abdullah Umar was arrested recently following a tip off, Suri told reporters here. Suri claimed the LeT commander had revealed during interrogation that he was involved in the Nadimarg massacre and also gave out some vital information about the outfit's plan to spread disturbance across the country. 'He (Mustafa) is aware of the massacre. He planned it and connived in it,' Suri said when asked whether the arrested militant had taken part in the carnage that took place on March 24.


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