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Four JeM militants arrested in Jammu: Police

Cops stand guard amid shutdown in Jammu. [FPK File Photo]

Jammu: Police on Saturday claimed to have busted the Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit module by arresting its four militants in Jammu district.

In a statement, police said that four Jaish militants and their associates have been arrested by Jammu police.

Police said that “they were planning a collection of arms dropped by drones and supply to active militants of Jaish e Mohammed in Kashmir valley; planting a vehicle-based IED in Jammu before 15 August and reconnaissance of important targets in other parts of the country.”

They identified arrested persons as Muntazir [email protected] Saifulla, son of Manzoor Ahmed Bhat, a resident of Prichoo Pulwama, a member of militant Organization Jaish-e-Mohammed was the first to be arrested in this chain and from him, one pistol, one magazine, eight live rounds and two Chinese hand grenades were recovered. His truck used for transporting weapons to the Kashmir valley was also seized, police said.

Subsequently, three more Jaish militants were arrested namely Ijahar khan @ Sonu Khan, son of Intejar Khan, a resident of Mirdan Mohalla Kandala Shamli (UP), the police said.

Police added that the Jaish commander in Pakistan by the name of Munazir @ Shahid had asked him to collect weapons from near Amritsar which would be dropped by a drone, the sattempolice said.

The statement said that he was also asked by Jaish to do reconnaissance of Panipat oil refinery which he did and sent videos to Pakistan. He was then tasked to do the reconnaissance of Ayodhya ram janmabhoomi but was arrested before he could accomplish this task.

Touseef Ahmed Shah @ Showket and Adnan, son of Ghulam Mohd Shah, a resident of Heff, Shopian.

He was tasked by Jaish commander Shahid and another Jaish militant by the name Abrar in Pakistan to take up an accommodation in Jammu which he did. He was then asked to procure a second-hand motorcycle for causing an IED blast at Jammu. The IED for this purpose would be dropped by a drone. Touseef was arrested before he could complete this task, police said.

Jahangir Ahmed Bhat, son of Musthaq Ahmed Bhat, a resident of Bandzoo Pulwama has been arrested in the case.

He was the fruit merchant from Kashmir who was constantly in touch with Shahid of Jaish in Pakistan and had introduced Ijahgar Khan to him. He was further doing recruitment for Jaish in Kashmir valley and in the rest of the country. Further work on the remaining module is in progress, reads the statement.

 

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