Sopore Attack: Burqa-clad woman OGW arrested, says IGP

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Jammu and Kashmir Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Range Vijay Kumar Thursday said that they have arrested a woman who allegedly threw petrol bomb on a CRPF bunker at Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district earlier this week.

IGP said that three FIRs under UAPA have been slapped against the accused. “She is an OGW of LeT,” he said.

He said that Hasina in year 2008-10 came into contact with chief of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Asiya Andrabi and adopted “extremist” ideology.

“It is pertinent to mention that her husband Mohd Yousuf Bhat was a stone thrower and he was booked under PSA for 17 months in the year 2016,” IGP said.

IGP said that in 2019, a case (FIR 281/2019 under UAPA) was registered in Handwara against her for posting posters of (militant) outfit LeT.

“Again, a case (FIR 12/2021 under UAPA)was registered against her. She was released on bail in December 2021. After this incident in Sopore she has been evading arrest,” IGP said.

IGP said that the police arrested her and investigation is underway. (GNS)

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