Srinagar : Police on Tuesday in a statement said that on 31.08.2020 a grenade was lobbed on an Army Convey at Azadgunj, Baramulla which missed the intended target and exploded on roadside resulting in injuries to seven passers-byes.
Subsequently, case FIR NO 147/2020 U/S 307 IPC,7/27 I.A Act,18,20,39 ULA(P) Act was lodged and investigation was set into motion.
During the course of investigation, on the basis of human and technical intelligence, a joint operation was launched by 46 RR, 53 CRPF and Baramulla Police in which two suspects namely Fayaz Ahmad Kumar @ Narsimha son of Ghulam Qadir Kumar of Khanpora Baramulla and Aqib Sharif Bhat Son of Sharif Din Bhat of Syed Kareem Baramulla were detained and after sustained interrogation they revealed that they lobbed the grenade on insistence of terrorists of LeT outfit.
The aim of lobbing the grenade was to disturb order and disturb the atmosphere in Baramulla and to motivate the youth into terrorists ranks and their sympathisers.
It is pertinent to note that both accused are habitual history-sheeters. Fayaz Ahmad Kumar @ Narsimha, who has 37 FIRs registered against his name and has been detained under PSA seven times in past. Aqib Sharif Bhat @ DK has 03 FIRs registered against his name.
As per the investigation which is still continuing, their aim was to revive terrorism in Baramulla town for which they have been directed by the mentors across LOC and their arrest is a big success in terms of maintaining peace and tranquillity in the town Baramulla.
The Case is under investigation the statement reads.