Police have reportedly arrested the Lashkar-e-Toiba militant who according to investigating agencies was responsible for passing off two hand grenades to the under trial prisoner Waheed Noor Khan in June this last month. The Pakistan administered Kashmir under trial prisoner and a cop was killed after a blast inside a police vehicle near Hygam Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district took place when the vehicle was on way to Central Jail from Sopore Court.The LeT militant who according to police handed over two hand grenades to under trial prisoner in a jacket in the court premises has been identified as Ubaid Untoo, a local of Sopore town. Reliable police sources told CNS that Ubaid Untoo was arrested during a raid in the town and during questioning he has confessed his crime.
I can’t tell you whether he has been arrested or not and there is no question whether he will or has confessed his crime, but we have sufficient evidences that it was Ubaid Untoo who provided two hand grenades to the under trial prisoner,” DIG Police North Kashmir Gareeb Das told CNS.Das said that during thorough investigation it was revealed that Ubaid handed over a jacket to the slain under trial prisoner. “The slain prisoner after getting the jacket, went to wash room and after that offered prayers and it was later on proved that Ubaid had hidden the two hand grenades inside the Jacket,” he said.Highly placed sources said that police investigation had revealed that the slain prisoner, Waheed Noor Khan after obtaining grenades from Ubaid Untoo had threatened the policemen, escorting him, to release him or he would detonate the grenades. However, the policemen pounced on him before he could do anything and in the melee, a grenade exploded leaving Khan and a cop dead. (CNS)