Two militant associates arrested in south Kashmir, says police

A deployment of armed forces personnel. [FPK File Photo/ Amir Bin Rafi]

Awantipora: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed to have arrested two militant associates in Awantipora and recovered explosive material from their possession.

“Based on specific input, Awantipora Police along with 42RR and CRPF have arrested two militant associates linked with proscribed militant outfit JeM identified as Zahid Ahmad Lone son of Ghulam Rasool, a resident of Naristan Tral and Shakeel Ahmad Malik @Abu Dujana son of Ghulam Mohammad, a resident of Noor Pora Awantipora. Incriminating materials including explosive materials have been recovered from their possession,” the police statement said.

It said, “Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested duo was working as militant associates of proscribed militant outfit JeM and involved in providing shelter, logistic support and transportation of arms, ammunition to the active militants in Tral and Awantiprora areas”.

“Moreover, both the arrested associates were in touch with Pakistan-based self-styled militant commanders on different social media platforms and were planning to join militant ranks. A case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Tral and further investigation has been initiated,” the statement ends.


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