June 2003 News

Cops held for involvement in fidayeen attack

8 June 2003
The Times of India

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested two of their colleagues for their involvement in attacks on security forces including a 'fidayeen' attack in Kupwara earlier this week, a top police official said on Sunday. ASI Ghulam Rasool Wani, station house officer at Sogam police station in the district and Abdul Ahad, a munshi were arrested two days ago for their involvement in the foiled fidayeen attack on Lalpora police station on Tuesday, Superintendent of Police, Kupwara, S D S Jamwal said. During interrogation, Wani and Ahad confessed to their involvement in the attack on Lalpora police station and the attack on CRPF personnel recently in which two jawans were killed and four injured, Jamwal said adding that they might be invloved in more cases. Jamwal said the duo had accompanied a militant to the police station a few days before the attack to familiarise him with the area and facilitated his movement around security frisking points also. He said the fidayeen attack was foiled by the alert police personnel who even managed to snatch the rifle from the militant. But the assailant managed to flee taking cover of the large number of civilians. Jamwal said the militant was arrested following identification by one of the cops in the Kupwara market two days ago who led to arrest of the two cops. He said the cops would be charged with murder, attempt to murder, waging war against the country, harbouring militants under the arms act. The duo face death if convicted. Jamwal said adding there was enough evidence to convict the two on all counts.


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