The police said the four LeT militants had attempted an attack on Amarnath pilgrims on July 9, but were frustrated by heavy security arrangements.
INDIA Updated: Aug 06, 2017 18:55 IST
Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday said three people, alleged conspirators in the July 10attack on Amarnath pilgrims, have been arrested by its Special Investigation Team (SIT).
The men provided logistical help to four Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) militants who carried out the attack that left eight people dead, IGP Munir Khan told the media here.
The men, who had allegedly helped the four terrorists by providing them with vehicles and shelter, were arrested recently and taken into remand for further questioning, the police said.
The police said the four LeT militants, led by Abu Ismail, a Pakistani national, had attempted an attack on Amarnath pilgrims on July 9, but were frustrated by heavy security arrangements.
Another militant in the group of four had been identified as Yawar, a local recruiter for the LeT, the police said. Efforts are on to identify the other two, believed to be Pakistanis.
The police also released pictures of Abu Ismail and Yawar.
The trio had also provided shelter to the four militants in Khudwani and Sriguffwara of South Kashmir, Khan said.
Bilal’s elder brother Adil, an alleged Lashker-e-Taiba terrorist, was killed by security forces earlier this year.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police had constituted an SIT led by Deputy Inspector General (South Kashmir) Swayam Prakash Pani to probe the attack on the pilgrims.
Eight people were killed when the militants fired at a bus carrying the pilgrims, returning from their Amarnath yatra.