Srinagar (NVI): Security forces today arrested two militant associates affiliated with banned militant outfit, Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), along with arms and ammunition in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
A police official said that Bandipora police had received reliable information that there were certain elements who were indoctrinating youth and influencing them with false narratives, motivating and enticing them to take violent path besides providing them with arms, ammunition and other resources for this purpose.
Acting on specific human and technical inputs, Bandipora police along with soldiers from 13 Rashtriya Rifles apprehended one suspected person Abdul Majeed Khan of Kralpora Bandipora in a joint operation at Wular Vantage Park, Aragam, and recovered arms, ammunition from his possession including a Pistol, 3 live hand grenades and 10 live rounds.
On preliminary enquiry, the accused revealed that he is associated with Jaish-e-Muhammad militant outfit and is in contact with handlers across the border from where he received instructions to identify innocent youth for joining militancy and pass on arms and ammunitions to them.
On further disclosure, he named Showkat Ahmad Malik of Sangrama, Sopore, as his accomplice in carrying out his designs and accordingly a search operation was launched in the area with Sopore Police and 52RR leading to the arrest of Malik and recovery of a Pistol, 5 live hand grenades and 20 live rounds from the accused.
The official said that in this regard a case under relevant sections of law has been registered at police station Aragam and further investigation has been taken up.