New Delhi: In a major breakthrough for India’s investigative agencies, Nisar Ahmed Tantre, one of the conspirators of the 2017 CRPF camp attack in Lethpora, Jammu and Kashmir, is finally in the custody of the National Investigating Agency (NIA).
Ahmed was deported from the UAE on 31 March where he had escaped on 1 February on an employment visa. Five of our security forces were killed and three terrorists were shot down in the attack.
As per sources, it is believed that Nisar might be involved in the attack on the CRPF convoy on 14 February in which 40 security personnel lost their lives.
Deportation based on NIA arrest warrant
Nisar Ahmed Tantre is the brother of Noor Tantre, the divisional commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in South Kashmir who was killed in an encounter in 2017 by the security forces.
The NIA is handling the case. It is on the basis of the arrest warrant issued by its special judge that the accused has been deported.
Out of the 3 terrorists killed, two have been identified as Fardeen Ahmed Khande and Manzoor Baba from Kashmir, the former being from Tral and the latter from Pulwama. However, the third attacker identified as Abdul Shakur is from Rawalkot in (POK). Apart from these, one Fayaz Ahmed of Avantipura has already been arrested relating to the case. Fayaz is an active over ground member of the JeM and is believed to have provided the attackers with all the necessary logistics and sensitive information apart from arranging a save hide for them.
UAE’s helping hand against terror
Standing true to its commitment of working shoulder to shoulder with India in its fight against terror, UAE has shown some great resolve concerning the issue over the past few years. In the last couple of years, UAE has deported many absconders to India wanted in different kinds of cases related to terrorism and various financial frauds.
The UAE has already deported Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist Abdul Waheed Siddibappa, 1993 Mumbai blast accused Farukh Takla apart from many ISIS sympathisers.
The country was quick to act against Christian Michel, the prime accused in a case of bribery related to the AgustaWestland helicopter deal and one Deepak Talwar believed to be the middlemen in the same deal.