Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir Police today said that it has arrested two militant associates who had smuggled weapons to Kashmir after a drone dropped them at Vijaypore in Samba along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu region.
A police official said that a joint team of security forces after receiving inputs busted a militant module by arresting two Valley-based militant operatives and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from them.
The official said that initial investigation reveals that the two militant operatives identified as Umar Ahmed Malik and Suhail Ahmed Malik, both residents of Semthan in Bijbehara area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, were working under a terror plot hatched by Kashmir based militants and their Pakistan based Jaish-e-Muhammad handler Aqib alias Alfa from Central Kashmir’s Budgam.
They clandestinely travelled from Kashmir to the International Border at Vijaypur in Jammu’s Samba and received arms and ammunition dropped with the help of drones.
The police official said that 2 AK-47 rifles, one pistol, 16 grenades, 9 AK-47 magazines, 269 pistol bullets and 2 magazines were recovered from these two militant associates.
“The investigation has been set into motion and more arrests are expected in coming days,” he added.