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Three TRF militant associates arrested in Baramulla, says police

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Central Jail Srinagar. [FPK Photo/ Amir Bin Rafi]

Baramulla: The armed forces on Sunday claimed to have arrested three TRF militant associates in Kalgai area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession.

In a statement issued to the news agency Kashmir News Observer, a police spokesperson said that on November 25, during joint Naka checking and patrolling armed forces intercepted two suspected persons coming from Kamalkote towards highway carrying bags who were identified as Zameer Ahmad Khanday, son of Azeem Khanday and Mohammad Naseem Khanday, son of Abdul Majeed Khanday, both residents of Kamalkote.

The statement reads that during search, 3 Chinese grenades, 2.5 lakh cash were recovered from them, following which a case FIR under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Uri.

It reads that during sustained questioning the accused disclosed that these illegally acquired grenades and cash have been provided to them by one Manzoor Ahmad Bhatti, son of Karam Din Bhatti, a resident of Madiya Kamalkote so that they could execute any militant act.

“Following the disclosure, Manzoor Ahmad Bhatti was picked up for questioning, and upon due course of action, Bhatti disclosed that he has supplied these illegally acquired grenades and cash to these persons for commission of militant acts and has also kept one hand grenade and cash at a location known to him near his house,” it reads.

It added that his disclosure also lead to recovery of 1 Chinese hand grenade and 2.17 lakh cash, while further investigation is going on.

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