New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday made a third arrest in connection with militants attack on a CRPF camp in Bemina area of Srinagar.

According the initial reports, the accused identified as - Parandeep Singh, a daily wager with the Public Health Department, allegedly provided logistics and guidance to the militants. Police were looking for Parandeep Singh after his name figured in the interrogation of Bashir Ahmed alias Haroon Bhai-- a resident of Uri in North Kashmir who worked for Lashkar-e-Taiba. Singh, who was on run after the fidayeen attack on Wednesday, was detained early this morning, official sources said.

In the first suicide attack in Kashmir during last three years, terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen militants on Wednesday stormed a CRPF camp in Bemina area of the state’s capital killing five jawans and injuring seven others. Some civilians also sustained severe injuries in the incident. The two militants, who carried out the attack, were also killed.

Besides Bashir, 22-year-old Zubair alias Abu Tallah alias Riaz, was held from Chattabal area in the outskirts of the city in connection with the attack. The arrest was made while he was talking to his handlers through the SIM card provided by Bashir, a local, the sources said. Zubair told the interrogators that he had dropped the two 'fidayeens' (suicide attackers) along with Bashir, who earlier carried out a recce of the force's camp at a school playground.It was Bashir's interrogation that led to the arrest of Zubair.

According to the investigators, a group of five Lashker terrorists had crossed over in Uri earlier this month out of which two had returned while others proceeded towards Srinagar. Bashir, who stays in Srinagar, arranged the travel of the three to Tangmarg area of north Kashmir where all of them met on March 11 at Singh's house. He later shifted them to Tankipora area in the city from where they were escorted to the CRPF camp in Bemina area on March 13 to carry out the suicide attack. Bashir shifted the third militant to Chhatabal area where he was put up in an already created hideout.

(JPN/Agencies)

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