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NIA arrests accused in Kupwara-HM case

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ANI New Delhi [India]
The National Investigation Agency on Tuesday arrested the main conspirator in the Kupwara- HM conspiracy case, Ishaq Palla and Deputy Superintendent of Jail Feroz Ahmad Lone. Accused Ishaq Palla has been remanded to 10 days NIA custody by the Special NIA court in Jammu. Feroz Ahmad Lone will be produced before the Court on Wednesday.
According to the NIA statement, the case pertained to an attempt by accused Suhail Ahmad Bhat and Danish Ghulam Lone, who were arrested earlier for travelling to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir for arms training which was aimed at for waging war against India. They were motivated by Ishaq Palla. At the time of the incident, Ishaq Palla was lodged in Central prison Srinagar in a different case and he was instrumental in hatching the conspiracy from Jail.
In this conspiracy, he was allegedly assisted actively by Feroze Ahmad Lone, who was posted as Deputy Jail Superintendent of Central Jail Srinagar at that time. The conspiracy meeting at the central prison Srinagar was held on October 25, 2017. Accused persons were in contact with each other through Blackberry messenger during the whole of October before they were apprehended by the police on 30 Oct 2017.
Investigation is ongoing in the case.

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First Published: Aug 29 2018 | 12:00 AM IST

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