Jammu. Jammu & Kashmir Police have arrested a government teacher turned LeT terrorist Arif Ahmed who was involved in Narwal blasts in Jammu (on January 21) and also recovered one perfume IED from his possession. Nine persons had received injuries in two blasts that occurred on the morning of 21 January inside two vehicles.
Addressing a press conference in Jammu, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said Arif was in the past involved in many terror incidents, especially in Jammu region. Arif, a resident of Reasi, a government employee but was working for LeT for the past three years.
Police have also recovered a perfume IED from his possession that has never been used in J&K. “The IED goes off when someone presses the spray button. We have never seen such an IED earlier,” said the DGP.
Arif’s maternal uncle Kamar Din is based in Pakistan through which he came in contact with a LeT terrorist Kasim who is also from Reasi but now residing in Pakistan.
Arif was working at the behest of Pakistani handlers and has confessed his involvement in the Katra Vaishno Devi bus blast in May last year in which four persons were killed. Two IED’s were planted near the oil tank on the bus for maximum casualties.
Arif was also behind another blast in Shastri Nagar of Jammu city in February last year. All the IED’s received by Arif were air dropped through Pakistani drones and he has confessed to the crime. Further investigation is underway, DGP added.