NIA arrests Jaish terrorist for attack on Lethpora CRPF camp
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday (April 14) arrested a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist in his connection with the attack on the CRPF camp at Lethpora in South Kashmir on December 30, 2017, in which five personnel were killed.
The JEM terrorist has been identified as Irshad Ahmad Reshi and is the fifth accused to have been arrested in the case. The accused has been an active OGW (Over Ground Worker) of Jaish-e-Mohammad. He was a close associate of slain terrorist and JeM Commander Noor Mohammad Tantray.
The attack on CRPF camp, Lethpora was executed to avenge the death of Noor Trali who was killed in an encounter with security forces in December 2017.
Irshad Ahmad Reshi was the key conspirator in the attack who provided shelter and transport to the terrorists. He also conducted reconnaissance of the CRPF camp, Lethpora before the terrorist attack.
Four accused - Fayaz Ahmad Magrey, Manzoor Ahmed Bhat Nisar Ahmed Tantray and Syed Hilal Andrabi - have so far been arrested in the case.
The terrorist attack on the CRPF camp in Lethpora was carried out on the intervening night of December 30-31 by three terrorists belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammad.
During the investigation by the NIA, the terrorists were identified Fardeen Ahmad Khandey, Manzoor Baba and Abdul Shakoor. All three terrorists were killed in the encounter.Irshad Ahmed Reshi will be produced before a special NIA court, Jammu on April 15.