Minors ‘involved’ In J&K Grenade Attacks

Minors ‘involved’ In J&K Grenade Attacks

3 August 2012
Deccan Herald
Zulfikar Majid

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police have detained two minor boys in Sopore town for allegedly hurling grenades at police and security forces. Sources told Deccan Herald that the boys aged 12 and 13 were picked up by the police after CCTV footage captured their acts on Wednesday. The blasts has injured three people. “Immediately after the grenade attacks the police obtained CCTV footage which showed two boys pushing a handcart and later taking the cover while throwing the grenade at the police station. However, as the footage was blurred police couldn’t establish the proper identity of the grenade throwers,” they added. Later the police, sources said, made a sketch on the basis of CCTV footage and identified the boys. “Search is on for the third boy seen in the footage.” Superintendent Police Sopore Imtiyaz Hussain has confirmed that two boys aged 12 and 13 were questioned. However, he denied that anyone has been arrested. “We are investigating. It is a big network as the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) is banking upon little children now to carry out attacks on security forces,” Hussain told Deccan Herald.He also said that LeT commander Fahadullah was using kids through Muzamil Amin Dar alias Husham alias Urfi for carrying out grenade attacks in the area. Asked what was the reason for kids getting involved in terror activities, he said, “They are being paid money by the militants. They are involved but we can’t arrest them as they are juvenile. This is a very dangerous trend that minors are being used by militants to throw grenades.” This is the first time minor boys have been found involved in militant activities in Sopore, a bastion of the LeT.