Six held in connection with recent south Kashmir grenade attacks: Police

at 4:32 pm
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Neyaz Elahi

Srinagar (NVI): Six persons have been arrested in connection with grenade attacks and pasting “threat posters of election boycott” in Tral and Sangam areas of south Kashmir, police officials said today.

“Police along with 42RR and 180 BN CRPF busted a (militant) associate network of Jaish-e-Mohammad involved in grenade lobbing incidents in Tral, Pulwama and Sangam areas of Anantnag district,” a police spokesperson said in a statement.

“The arrested (militant) associates have been in contact with Pakistani handlers and have targeted security forces by lobbing grenades in recent past,” he said, adding, “The arrested persons have been involved in pasting of threat poster of election boycott in Tral areas.”

Those arrested have been identified as Aijaz Ahmad Bhat of Larow Tral, Mohammad Amin Khan of Handoora Tral, Umer Jabar Dar of Wagad Tral, Suhail Ahmad Bhat of Dogripora in Awantipora, Sameer Ahmad Lone of Darganiegund in Tral and Rafiq Ahmad Khan of Handoora, Tral.

“Incriminating material including explosive substance has been recovered from the possession of the arrested persons,” he said. A case (FIR No. 99/2020 and 109/2020) under “relevant sections of law” stands registered against them in Police Station Tral, he added.