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Jammu, June 13: Police have detained over 53 suspected persons in connection with the last weeks militant attack on yatra Bus following which the vehicle veered off the road and fell into deep gorge in Reasi district, resulting in death of 9 pilgrims and injuries to 41 others.

A senior police officer told that 53 suspected people were detained for questioning in connection with the attack near Pouni area of the Reasi district on 9th June.

” The detentions were made following an intensive investigation led by the police at the Kanda Barakh area Police Station, Pouni,” the senior officer said, adding, ” Significant leads have been uncovered, aiding in the identification and capture of those who may potentially be involved in orchestrating the attack”.

To ensure a comprehensive probe, he said, search operations have been expanded to encompass the far-flung areas of Arnas and Mahore.

“These operations aim to uncover further evidence and apprehend terrorists who may be hiding in these remote regions.

The law enforcement agencies are committed to bringing the perpetrators to justice and ensuring the safety and security of all residents and visitors in the area, the officer said.

Meanwhile, police urged the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the authorities immediately, he added.(GNS)