Updated: February 14, 2021 5:37:01 pm
A major tragedy was averted on the second anniversary of the 2019 Pulwama car bombing on Sunday after Jammu & Kashmir Police defused a 7-kg Improvised Explosive Device planted at the busy General Bus Stand area in Jammu.
One suspect has been arrested so far, sources said.
The newly-developed bus stand, equipped with multi-tier parking facility and a commercial complex, was inaugurated by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday.
The detection of the explosive device followed a specific intelligence input which was received after the arrest of two top militants from Kunjwani in Jammu and Bari Brahmana area of Samba district over the last week.
On Saturday, police nabbed Zahoor Ahmad Rather, a top militant from The Resistance Front (TRF) who was wanted in connection with the killing of three BJP workers and a policeman in south Kashmir last year. He was arrested from Bari Brahmana area.
Earlier, on February 6, Hidayatullah Malik alias ‘Hasnain’, a self-styled commander of the Lashkar-e-Mustafa (LeM), was picked up from the Kunjwani area of Jammu.
In an attack sponsored by terrorists of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed, a car rigged with explosives blew up during the passing of a CRPF convoy in Pulwama on February 14, 2019, killing 40 personnel.
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