National Investigation Agency.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday arrested one more accused in the 2019 Pulwama terror attack case.

The NIA arrested Mohammad Iqbal Rather, 25, a resident of Budgam in Jammu & Kashmir,who was in touch with Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) members in Pakistan.

This is sixth arrest in the February 2019 CRPF convoy terror attack case.

The NIA official claimed Rather had facilitated the movement of Muhammad Umar Farooq, the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist and a key conspirator in this case, after he infiltrated into Indian territory in Jammu region in April, 2018, from the National Highway near international border to south Kashmir.

Farooq, along with others, had assembled the IED used in the terror attack.

Rather had been in judicial custody since September, 2018 in another Jaish-e-Mohammed related case investigated by NIA.

40 CRPF troopers were killed in the terror strike.

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