| Srinagar |
Published: February 8, 2020 3:27:16 am
Three people from south Kashmir, including the relative of a mainstream political leader, have been arrested from the Valley for their alleged involvement in “terror-related activities”, the J&K Police said Friday.
According to police officials in Srinagar, the trio were involved in the recent grenade attack in Srinagar in which nine people, including two CRPF personnel, were injured on Sunday.
Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, Srinagar SSP Haseeb Mughal said the three men — identified as Naveed-ul-Lateef Padroo and Shakeel Ahmad Band of Pulwama and Shamshad Manzoor of Shopian — were identified as “active cadres of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM)”.
Police said Band told them during questioning that he is related to three-time legislator and former PDP leader Mohammad Khalil Band, who switched to National Conference last year. Khalil Band has also been a minister in two governments, and that he stayed in his government quarters for some time.
“During our questioning, the boy has said that he stayed at Tulsi Bagh…