Two Jaish militants arrested in Awantipora: Police

SRINAGAR (KIMS) — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have arrested two associates of Jaish-e-Mohammad militant outfit in Awantipora area of Pulwama district and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession.

Police in a statement said, Based on a specific input, an operation was carried out on 04/05/23 by joint parties of J&K police, 42 RR, 03 RR and 180 Bn CRPF leading to arrest of two militant associates namely Bashir Ahmad and Gulzar Ahmad of Tral, Awantipora.

On their disclosure, arms and ammunition including 1 AK 56 Rifle, 1 AK Magazine, 56 AK Live Rounds, 4 Pistols, 6 Pistol Magazines and 24 Pistol Live Rounds were recovered, the statement said.

The statement said, In this regard, a case FIR U/S of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), Explosive Substances Act and Arms Act stands registered in Police Station Tral and investigation has been taken up.

The timely arrest with arms and ammunition has averted militant attacks like targeted killings in Awantipora/adjoining areas, as well as avoided the nefarious designs of JeM to recruit young boys for their illegal/Unlawful activities, the statement said. — (KIMS)