One of the accused arrested in the 2016 Nagrota Army camp attack case for allegedly facilitating three Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists had returned to India via the Nepal route in 2011 along with his family, according to a chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) recently.
Seven Army personnel were killed in a strike by three JeM terrorists on November 29, 2016. The NIA made the first arrest in the case in May 2018 when it arrested Muneer-ul-Hassan Qadri, a resident of Kupwara.
The Nepal route was used by several ex-militants from Jammu and Kashmir, who had crossed over to Pakistan between 1989-2000, when militancy was its peak, to come back to India. This informal route was proposed by former Jammu and Kashmir Chief minister Omar Abdullah in 2010 as part of the State’s rehabilitation policy for former militants. Read more