Hizbul Mujahideen behind Banihal car blast in Kashmir: Police
Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh on Monday night told that Hizbul Mujahideen could be behind the Banihal car blast that took place on March 30. The preliminary investigations revealed that the accused Owais Amin, son of Muhammad Amin of Vail in Shopian, belonged to the Hizbul. The police arrested Owais Amin from Gund area of Banihal on the national highway last evening. According to the police, he was trying to flee the valley.
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While briefing the media, Dilbag Singh said that the accused used a Santro car. He tampered with the registration number and chassis number of the car. After gathering clues from the locals and the site, the police launched a search operation.
He further said that the accused has burn injuries which he received during the blast. He fled away after he failed to trigger another blast and hitting his car into a CRPF vehicle on the highway. Dilbag Singh further said that police has recovered two LPG cylinders, gelatin sticks and ammunition from him.
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On March 30, a car blast took place near Ramban of Jammu and Kashmir. The explosion took place near Banihal town of Ramban at around 10:30 am. At prima facie, the blast seems to have occurred due to cylinder blast in a civil car. According to CRPF personnel statement, the explosion took while the CRPF convoy was on move. The car caught fire and slight damage was reported in the rear of one of the CRPF vehicles. No injuries to the CRPF personnel were reported.
– PTC NEWS