July 2019 News

4 Of 5 Militants In Pulwama Attack Killed, 1 Arrested: Govt

2 July 2019

New Delhi: Four out of the five militants involved in the Pulwama terror attack were killed, while one was arrested by security forces, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said on Tuesday. Reddy said in the Lok Sabha that a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has revealed the links of proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) with the planning and execution of the Pulwama attack. Forty CRPF personnel were killed on February 14 in an attack by a suicide bomber on their convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. 'Out of five accused, one was a suicide bomber. One accused was arrested, while two others were killed during pro-active engagement by the security forces. One of the accused, Mudasir Ahmad Khan alias Mohammed Bhai, was killed during proactive engagement by the security forces,' Reddy said replying to a written question. The minister said a Court of Inquiry is ordered in such cases to look into various aspects and accordingly, it was ordered by the CRPF.