Govt school teacher arrested for allegedly carrying multiple blasts in Jammu: DGP Dilbagh Singh

JAMMU — A Government school teacher was arrested on Thursday for allegedly carrying out multiple blasts in Jammu.

The arrested government teacher has been identified as Arif Ahmad from Reasi district of Jammu.

Arif was allegedly involved in bombing the bus carrying Vaishno Devi pilgrims that killed four people and injured 24 in May last year. He was also involved in an IED explosion in Jammu’s Shastri Nagar area in February 2022 besides the twin explosions at Narwal on January 21 tthis year that left nine people injured, Director General of Police (DGP) Jammu and Kashmir Dilbagh Singh said as per PTI.

Arif was allegedly working at the behest of his Pakistani handlers and admitted to his involvement in these blasts, he said.

An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted inside a perfume bottle was recovered from his possession. This was the first time that such type of a bomb was recovered in the Union Territory, Singh said.

All the (ready-to-use) IEDs have come from across the border. Further investigation is underway, he said.