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NIA arrests 5th accused in CRPF Group Centre attack

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The Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday arrested in connection with the attack on at Lethpora in 2017.

According to police, he is the fifth accused to have been arrested in the case. His arrest comes close on the heels of disclosures made by and Syed Hilal Andrabi, who were arrested earlier.

Reshi, a resident of Pulwama, will be produced before the special Court here on Monday.

Police said Reshi was an active over (OGW) of the proscribed terrorist organisation (JeM). He was a close associate of slain terrorist and JeM Tantray, said police.

"The attack on was executed under a conspiracy to avenge the death of Noor Trali, who was killed in an encounter with security forces in December 2017," police said.

The accused Reshi was a key a conspirator, who provided logistic support in the form of sheltering and transport to the terrorists, who carried out the audacious terror attack.

In 2017, the attack was carried out by three terrorists belonging to JeM. In this attack, five CRPF personnel were killed, while three others were grievously injured.

Three terrorists--involved in the attack--Fardeen Ahmad Khandey, and were also eliminated during the encounter.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 16:55 IST