2 JeM militants held in J&K’s Kupwara; arms, ammo recovered

Two arrested
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Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Two Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists were arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police today and arms and ammunition were recovered from them, besides cash worth Rs seven lakh.

A police official said that they received a specific lead about two Jaish militants who hailed from Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district and were supposed to visit Kupwara to recruit youth into militancy.

“Police and Army established nakas at different locations in the district and intercepted a car (Eon –JK05G-0872) near FCI Godown at Drugmullah, Kupwara,” the police official said.

He said that two militants were identified as Waseem Irshad Gabroo of Arampora, Sopore and Mehraraj-Ud-Din Wani of Badshah Masjid, Sopore. “The duo were travelling in a car,” the official said.

He said that arms and ammunition include AK-47 rifle, along with one magazine, two grenades, 30 AK-47 rounds. Rs 7 lakh cash was also recovered from the car.

A case under Indian Arms Act, and sections 13,18, 19, 39 of UAPA has been registered at police station Kupwara. “A special investigation team (SIT) has been constituted to probe the actual role of the duo,” the official added.