Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir Police today said that it averted a major tragedy after recovering arms and ammunition from Kashmir bound vehicle in Narwal area of Jammu.
The J&K Police also said two persons of Kashmir have been arrested and investigation set into motion.
According to a police spokesman, based on a reliable input regarding movement of militants with automatic weapons in Narwal area heading towards Srinagar, a team of Special Operations Group of Jammu laid a special check-point at Narwal area at about 17:30 hours.
During vehicle checking in the area, SOG team signaled a white coloured Alto car (JK18A 9967) to stop, but it tried to escape check-point (Naka).
Observing the suspicious movement, SOG team immediately chased the vehicle and apprehended it with two suspects onboard namely Raees Ahmad Dar resident of Churath, Qazigund and Subzar Ahmad Sheikh resident of Ashmuji, Kulgam.
On checking of the bag in possession of Rayees, SOG team recovered 01 AK series rifle, 01 pistol, 02 magazines of AK series, 60 AK-rounds and 15 pistol rounds.
In this regard, a case vide FIR No. 359/20 under Sections 120-B, 121, 121-A, 122 of IPC, 7/25 of A.Act, 18, 20, 38 & 39 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) 1967, was registered at Police Station Bahu Fort and investigation has been taken up, J&K Police said.
Pertinently, Raees Ahmad Dar has a previous history of involvement in militant activities, having 4 cases registered against him.
Initial investigation revealed that he is working for TRF and the role of his associate is also being ascertained as there seems an apprehension of a militant attack at some place.
In this regard, more arrests are likely to take place as Kashmir-based militant supporter has revealed some names, following which Police conducted raids at some places, which were in progress till filing of this report.
“Jammu police is investigating case to unearth complete network of associates providing support to militant activities,” the police spokesperson added.