Suspected Pune woman arrested in Kashmir


J&K police detain Pune woman suspected to be suicide bomber

"Fortunately, after working on all the leads, we were able to apprehend the suspect late last night", Additional Director General of Police Munir Khan told reporters here. Today, after understanding the gravity of the faux pas, Khan refused to give any details and said, "We will be talking to her and we will be talking to our sister agencies. After doing a proper investigation, we will come to any conclusion", he said. Security has also been stepped up along the Srinagar-Jammu national highway to prevent any protests.Hundreds of security forces and state police personnel were deployed in major towns and tehsil headquarters to stop protests, said a report from north Kashmir, where business and other activities were crippled and traffic was off the roads in support of the strike.

A communication sent by Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir stated that a girl from Maharashtra who is "in the Valley may cause a bomb explosion near or inside the Republic Parade venue in the Kashmir Valley".

He, however, refused to disclose the location, where from the alleged suicide bomber was suspected.

PTI reported that Sadiya, a Class XI student at a Pune college, had been questioned by the Pune Anti-Terrorism Squad in 2015 when it came to notice that she had been "radicalised".

Meanwhile mobile internet services have been snapped in Kashmir as a precautionary measure on the occasion of Republic Day, officials said on Friday.

"They (militant outfits) are trying hard to get youth especially some educated youth into militancy but we are countering it the way we have to", he said.

All Republic Day programmes in Jammu and Kashmir, including the main event in Srinagar, on Friday.

The security agencies had sounded an alert a few days ago after they received inputs about a possible suicide bomber planning to target the Republic Day parade in Srinagar.

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