A file photo of Punjab Police personnel. (AFP)
A file photo of Punjab Police personnel. (AFP)

NIA arrests key accused in Jalandhar grenade attack case

  • On 14 Sept, 2018, four grenades were hurled at a police station in Maksudan, Jalandhar
  • NIA probe has revealed that the attack was handiwork of Kashmir-based terror outfit Ansar Ghazawat-ul-Hind

NEW DELHI : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday arrested key accused Amir Nazir Mir in connection with grenade attack on a police station in Maksudan, in Jalandhar, Punjab.

On 14 September, 2018, four grenades were hurled at a police station in Maksudan, Jalandhar in which one police personnel was injured.

“NIA investigation has revealed that the attack was handiwork of Kashmir based terror outfit Ansar Ghazawat-ul-Hind (AGH). Two accused, namely Fazil Bashir Pinchoo and Shahid Qayoom were earlier arrested in this case," the NIA said.

“Amir Nazir is a key accused as he procured and facilitated delivery of four grenades used in the attack on the directions of AGH chief Zakir Musa. He was the active link between arrested accused and AGH chief Zakir Musa," the agency added. 

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