On Friday, following the deadly attack in the state, Jammu and Kashmir Police has detained seven persons from Pulwama district of South Kashmir in connection with the attack. The attack killed nearly 40 CRPF personnel near Awantipora, according to officials.
The officials detained seven youths from Pulwama and Awantipora as they were found suspicious in planning the suicide attack that took place late Thursday afternoon. The terrorist activity that occurred in J&K was the first of its kind in which a terrorist of Jaish-e-Mohammed, Adil Ahmed Dar, rammed his explosive loaded SUV in a CRPF bus killing 40 CRPF soldiers.
There have been reports that the overall planning of the terrorist attack was done by a Pakistani national, Kamran of JeM. The Pakistani national is said to be moving and operating from Pulwama, Awantipora and Tral areas of South Kashmir. The suicide attacker Adil Ahmad Dar joined the JeM in 2018, and he was a resident of Kakapora in Pulwama.
Authorities investigated the attack and later determined that the planning for the terror strike was done at Midoora area of Tral in South Kashmir. Following the investigation, the officials are now looking for another local JeM overground worker who is said to have arranged the explosive material for the terrorist activity.
After the investigators investigated the dreadful terrorist activity in Jammu and Kashmir, the officials discovered that Adil was carrying 80 kilograms of High-grade RDX explosive in his SUV when he rammed the vehicle in the CPRF bus on Thursday.
CRPF following the attack in Pulwama has now modified standard operating procedures (SOPs) for convoy movement regarding safety concerns in the future. CPRF will now provide additional security personnel in buses that transport troops to and from Kashmir valley, according to reports.
On the other hand, Home Minister Rajnath Singh interacted with the news reporters and shared that civilian traffic movement during plying of convoys will also be restricted.