Two militant associates of JeM arrested in Shopian

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SHOPIAN — Police on Monday claimed to have arrested two militant associates of Jaish-e-Muhammad, a militant outfit, in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Police officials said that Shopian police along with 55RR and CRPF 178 Bn apprehended two militant associates of Jaish outfit. “The arrested persons were planning to attack forces deployment near Wachi Shopian,” officials said.

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“Specific information was received today by Shopian police about movement of two militant associates of JeM outfit who are planning to attack security force deployment. A naka was immediately established near Wachi petrol pump,” they said.

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“While observing Naka, two suspects tried to flee from the spot but deployed police, 55RR and CRPF 178 overpowered both the suspects and were detained,” officials said. They said that during frisking, a pistol and two grenades were recovered from their possession.

“During preliminary investigation, both the accused claimed themselves as militant associates of JeM outfit and they were provided arms and ammunition recently,” officials informed.

Meanwhile, a case under FIR never 27/2020 under Section 18, 20, 23, 38, 39 ULAP ACT, 7/25 IAA has been registered at Police Station Zainapora and further investigation has been taken up.

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