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Arrested OGW leads NIA team to multiple locations in Rajouri in connection with terrorist attack at a bus in Reasi in which 9 pilgrims were killed

Last Updated on June 30, 2024 at 5:39 pm

Arrested terrorist associate Hakam Khan on Sunday led the National Investigation Team (NIA) to multiple locations in the border district of Rajouri from where linkages between terrorists and Over Ground Workers (OGWs) pertaining to the Reasi bus attack in which 9 pilgrims were killed were seized.

A spokesman of NIA said that on Sunday searched multiple locations in Rajouri district of Jammu & Kashmir in connection with the Reasi terrorist attack.

Terrorists had opened fire at a bus carrying yatris from Shiv Khori to Katra on the evening of 9th June in Pouni area of Reasi district, causing the bus to fall into a nearby gorge, killing nine people, including a child.

NIA, which took over the investigation on 15th June on orders from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India, searched five locations linked with hybrid terrorists and Overground Workers (OGWs).

The locations were pointed out by the arrested accused, Hakam Khan @ Hakin din. Hakam had provided them with safe shelter, logistics and food, as per NIA investigations, the spokesman said.

The searches, conducted as part of the NIA probe in the case (RC-02/2024/NIA/JMU), led to the seizure of various  items showing linkages between the terrorists and OGWs. NIA has started examining the seized material to unravel the terror conspiracy.