Police cracks Baramulla wine shop terror attack, five Lashkar men held


SRINAGAR, May 19: Police have cracked the case of recent terror attack on wine shop in Baramulla by arresting 04 terrorists and a terrorist associate affiliated with proscribed terrorist outfit LeT (TRF). Incriminating material including arms & ammunition besides, an IED has also been recovered from their possession.
On the evening of 17-05-2022, bike borne terrorists including a burka clad pillion rider had dropped a grenade inside newly opened wine shop at Dewan Bagh Baramulla in which one employee Ranjit Singh son of Kishan Lal resident of Bakra Rajouri of the said shop got killed and other three employees were injured. Accordingly, a case FIR number 84/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered and investigation was set into motion to nab the terrorists involved in this terror act.
During the course of investigation, various evidences at the scene of crime were assessed & analysed and some critical leads came to fore. CCTV footages from the nearby cameras were also obtained which helped to reconstruct the sequence of events pre and post the incident. On the basis of human and technical intelligence, few suspects were picked up for questioning.
During sustained questioning, a major breakthrough was achieved and 4 terrorists and a terrorist associate of Falcon Squad terror module of proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF) were arrested. The arrested terrorists have been identified as Shahid Showkat Bala son of Showkat Ahmad Bala resident of Banglowbagh, Safeer Ahmad Mir son of Gh Nabi Mir resident of Mir Sahib Old Town, Mohd Maroof Soleh @Adil son of Nazir Ahmad Soleh resident of Kanlibagh & Faisal Shaban Gojri son of Mohd Shaban Gojri resident of Chesti Colony, Baramulla and terrorist associate has been identified as Hafif Ahmad Sofi son of Bilal Ahmad Sofi resident of Arampora, Baramulla.
During further investigation and disclosures made by these terrorists, various locations were raided and multiple recoveries were effected including one Bajaj Pulsar motorbike bearing registration number JK05F 4822, used in the commission of the said terrorist act besides, 5 pistols, 9 magazines, 205 rounds, 23 grenades, an IED & other incriminating material. Pertinent to mention here that the consignment of weapons and explosive substance was received by these terrorists a few days before they carried out the terror attack on the wine shop.
Further investigation also revealed that the same group of terrorists were involved in various terrorist acts as was disclosed, which include last year's grenade attacks in Baramulla town, various firing incidents in & around Baramulla, transportation of proscribed weapons and explosives etc.
With the arrest of these terrorists and the recoveries made from them, Baramulla Police along with 46RR, have succeeded in averting major terror attacks which these terrorists had been tasked to carry out by their handlers across the border. Further investigation is in progress and more revelations are expected.

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