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Wachi legislator's official driver detained by police

15 July 2017

Suspected of having terror links, Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested Peoples Democratic Party legislator Aijaz Ahmad Mir's driver on Friday in connection to the Amarnath yatra attack.

The SIT formed by the police to investigate the attack on Amarnath pilgrims, which resulted in seven casualties, is headed by deputy inspector general (south Kashmir) SP Pani.

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Superintendent of police Shopian, Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar, however, said Touseef was picked up only for questioning related to other militannt activities and his detention in not in connection with the Amarnath terror attack.

Touseef, a Chokura Pulwama resident attached to the Jammu and Kashmir police's security wing, has been Mir's driver for over a year now.

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The source said police have arrested two more persons along with Touseef for their alleged involvement in the same case. "It is related to a militancy case". "I will be able to comment on the case when the investigation reaches at particular stage", he said and added that police didn't arrest the driver but only detained him for questioning.

PDP MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir said he was in Chandigarh for a health check up when his driver was arrested.

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The attack was carried out by terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and masterminded by Pakistani militant Ismail. Seven people died and 19 were injured when terrorists opened fire at a bus ferrying Amarnath Yatra pilgrims about 50 km from Pahalgam.

Wachi legislator's official driver detained by police