India / ‘CRPF Bus ko Udana Tha’, Hizbul Terrorist Held For Banihal Attack Confesses

India : Apr 02, 2019, 11:58 AM

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday arrested the accused of the car blast near a CRPF convoy earlier on Saturday in Ramban’s Banihal area.

Addressing a press conference, DGP of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbagh Singh said that Owais Ameen, the accused, confessed to his crime during interrogation and is associated with the Hizbul Mujahideen. “The accused Owais Ameen has been arrested within 36 hrs of the incident. During interrogation, he confessed to the crime. He is a resident of Shopian,” Singh said.

DGP Singh told reporters that a Santro car loaded with explosives hit a Jammu-bound CRPF bus on Saturday at 10:15AM shortly after it crossed the Jawahar Tunnel and then burst into flames. The CRPF vehicle suffered minor damages and all the personnel escaped unharmed.

The accused Hizbul terrorist also spoke to reporters while in custody and said, “My name is Owais Ameen. They spoke to me on the phone, I don’t know their names. They asked me to press the button when I reach near the CRPF bus. I only had to drive the car and press the button…”