‘Truck’s route to J&K un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion’

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Na­tion -

The pos­si­bil­ity of ter­ror­ists us­ing the Bamyal sec­tor of Pathankot, which is close to the in­ter­na­tional bor­der with Pak­istan, with the mo­tive of en­ter­ing J&K from Am­rit­sar via Lakhan­pur bor­der can­not be ruled out. How­ever, the Kathua SSP has de­nied that the truck had come from Am­rit­sar and had used the Bamyal sec­tor to en­ter J&K.

Kathua SSP Srid­har Patil said the three men have been iden­ti­fied as Ubaid-ul-Is­lam and Sabeel Ahmed Baba of Pul­wama, and Ja­hangir Ahmed Par­rey of Budgam. Patil said the truck, with a J&K reg­is­tra­tion num­ber, was owned by Suhil Ahmed La­too of Pul­wama. It was be­ing driven by one Javaid Ahmed Dar. Po­lice also seized Rs 11,000 in cash from the ac­cused.

Pun­jab in­spec­tor gen­eral of po­lice (bor­der range) SPS Par­mar said a ve­hi­cle can also get into J&K from Hi­machal Pradesh. “So it is a mat­ter of in­ves­ti­ga­tion where the truck orig­i­nated from,” Par­mar said. How­ever, in­tel­li­gence sources main­tained that the area be­tween Bamyal and Hi­rana­gar in J&K is con­sid­ered to be “safe pas­sage” for il­le­gal in­ter­state trade. Be­sides, ter­ror­ists are known to use this route.

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