Non-local woman held, verifying whether she is a suicide bomber: Kashmir police chief
While claiming to have arrested a suspected suicide bomber, Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday said that they were still verifying whether or not the woman had entered Kashmir Valley for a “suicide bombing” on January 26.
Additional Director General of Police Munir Khan, who serves as the IGP Kashmir, told reporters on the sidelines of R-day function in Srinagar that they have “fortunately” apprehended the suspected woman late last night.
“Fortunately, yesterday after working on all the leads we were able to apprehend the suspect late last night,” he said, quickly adding that are still verifying whether or not she is a suicide bomber.
“We will be taking to her, talking to our sister agencies, we will be covering every other lead to know what the facts are. Only after proper investigation we will be able to come to any conclusion,” he said.
Khan said a case has been registered and further investigations into the case have been launched.
“It is yet to be verified, authenticated, ascertained, whether she actually is a suicide bomber or not,” added Khan.
A high alert had been sounded in Kashmir following an “intelligence input” that a non-Kashmiri woman suicide bomber might disrupt the R-Day celebrations in the Valley.
A message circulated from the office of Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) to all district police heads and chief of security wing in Kashmir, said “there is a strong input” that an 18-year-old woman non-Kashmiri woman might “cause a suicide bomb explosion” near or inside the R-Day parade in Kashmir.
“All are directed to please ensure that frisking of ladies at the (venues) is done meticulously and with utmost caution so as to thwart the designs of anti-national elements,” read the alert.