Narwal Twin blasts: Govt employee was in touch with handlers across border: DGP
Says perfume IEDs recovered from his possession
Post by Arvind Sharma on Friday, February 3, 2023
JAMMU, Feb 02: Police have arrested one Arif Ahmed, an active terrorist associated with Lashkar-e-Taiba, who was involved in the twin blasts that took place at Transport Nagar in Narwal area on January 21, and recovered a perfume improvised explosive device (IED), the first of its kind, from his possession.
"Arif Ahmed, a government teacher from Jammu's Reasi district, is an active militant of Lashkar-e-Taiba," DGP Dilbagh Singh said today during a press conference in Jammu.
The DGP stated that Arif is a hardcore terrorist who was involved in three IED bomb incidents in Jammu, including twin blasts at Narwal on January 21, Katra, and the Shastri Nagar district of Jammu inFebruary 2022.
Arif was involved in terrorist activities and had been in contact with his handlers across the border for thepast three years, the DGP said.
“The first of its kind, a perfume IED, has been recovered from his possession,” Dilbagh Singh said adding, “So far we have seen IEDs with explosive materials, timer fitted IEDs but this is for the first time that a perfume IED has been recovered”.
The experts will examine as to how much powerful is this perfume IED, the DGP said adding, “The arrested terrorist, Arif, was in touch with his handlers across the border and was also in touch with his relative, Qasim, who is also a resident of Reasi and presently in Karachi, Pakistan, and a member of LeT”.
A strong case will be prepared against Arif so that he gets the punishment besides he will also lose his job, the DGP further said adding, “Arif has destroyed all the evidence to evade arrest”.
Arif had burnt his clothes, shoes and also destroyed his mobile phone, the DGP added. Pertinently, the IEDs which Arif received from across the border were dropped through drone which the Police established during the investigation.
In reply to a question about the Dangri terror attack in Rajouri, Dilbagh Singh did not share much information but only said that the investigation is in advanced stage. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Jammu and Kashmir are probing the Dangri terror attack.