Hizb gave teen Rs 50,000 to bomb Jammu bus stand

However, the names of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen handler who entrusted the teen with this terror task as told by the police on the day of the bombing and that revealed now do not match

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Jammu: The Hizb-ul-Mujahideen handlers of a juvenile terrorist gave Rs 50,000 to the suspect in the case of grenade attack on a Jammu bus stand. Following the interrogation of the arrested teenager after the incident on Thursday, Jammu Police has unearthed this conspiracy. Police officials said that documents found in the possession of the accused show he is a minor.

Officials said that, during the interrogation, the boy told the police that a terrorist from the outfit named above had given him Rs 50,000 for hurling the grenade at the bus stand. Officials said that the documents of the boy they checked were his identity card and school records, where his date of birth was stated as 12 March 2003.

Hizb plot to attack crowded place

The investigation has revealed that Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Fayyaz had given an over-ground operative Mujammil the task of attacking a crowded location in Jammu but Mujammil, in turn, asked the teen to do it.

However, Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Manish K Sinha had said on Thursday that district commander of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen in Kulgam Farooq Ahmed Bhatt aka Omar had entrusted the suspect with the task of bombing the bus stop.

Moreover, while the investigators are saying now that the accused is a juvenile, yesterday the media had revealed his name.

One Mohammed Sharik of Haridwar in Uttarakhand died in the attack while 12 people from Jammu and 11 from Kashmir were injured in the blast which took place at around 11:50 AM on 7 March, the cops said. The bus stand is located in the heart of the Jammu city.

Who is this teenaged terrorist?

A police officer said that the accused in the blast case was the eldest of three siblings. HIS sister is in the ninth grade and their father is a painter.

After the grenade attack on the Jammu bus station, the accused was arrested by the police. Two people were killed in the terror incident at the bus station while more than 30 were injured who were admitted to the Jammu Government Medical College.