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Banihal car bomb attack: Case solved, PhD scholar among 6 arrested

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Press Trust of India Jammu
The Jammu and Kashmir police Monday said it has arrested a PhD scholar along with five other terrorists for launching an abortive suicide car bomb attack on a CRPF convoy along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway last month.
The terror attack was jointly hatched by terror outfits JeM and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) under the command of Pakistan-based terrorist Munna Bihari, Jammu Inspector General of Police M K Sinha told reporters here.
The arrested persons include a PhD scholar who is an active member of Jamiat-e-Talaba, the student wing of banned Jammat-e-Islami (JeI), he said.
His interrogation revealed that the group was engaged in radicalising youths in a big way for "jehad" (hoily war), said Sinha.
He said the National Investigation Agency is taking over the case tomorrow for further investigation.

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First Published: Apr 29 2019 | 9:15 PM IST

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