NIA takes over probe into Jan 31 encounter with JeM terrorists

The National Investigation Agency has taken up the probe into an encounter along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway last month in which three Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists were killed.

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs issued a notification yesterday directing the agency to carry out a thorough probe into the circumstances in which the three terrorists had sneaked into Jammu and Kashmir through the International Border at Samba.

In a late night operation yesterday, three Overground Workers (OGWs) were arrested from Pulwama district of south Kashmir in connection with the January 31 encounter. The officials said, they have been identified as Suhail Javed Lone, Zahoor Ahmad Khan and Shoiab Manzoor.


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