Four JeM militant associates arrested in south Kashmir, says police

A deployment of armed forces personnel in Kashmir [FPK File Photo/Vikar Syed]

Awantipora: Armed forces on Tuesday claimed to have arrested four militant associates affiliated with Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit and recovered incriminating material including arms and ammunition from their possession.

“Acting on specific input, Awantipora police along with 50 RR and 110 BN CRPF apprehended 04 militant associates linked with proscribed militant outfit JeM,” the police said in a statement.

Police have identified them as, “Zubair Gul son of Gh Mohd Ganie, Adil Fayaz Ganie son of Fayaz Ahmed Ganie, Basit Ali son of Ali Mohd Dar all residents of Samboora and Shahid Nabi Pandith son of Gh Nabi Pandith resident of Konibal Pampore.”

The statement added, “Incriminating materials, arms, and ammunition including pistol, hand grenade were recovered from their possession.”

“During the preliminary investigation, it was revealed that the arrested militant associates were in touch with JeM commanders and were involved in the transportation of arms and ammunition. Besides, they were providing shelter and other logistic support to the active militant operating in Samboora and Pampore areas of Awantipora”, the statement mentioned.

Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Pampore and further investigation has been taken up, the statement ends.


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