2 Kashmiris Held By ATS In UP 

LUCKNOW — Two persons from Jammu and Kashmir were arrested from Saharanpur district in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, Director General of Police O.P. Singh said.

Talking to the media, Singh said the two, both in their early 30s, were caught by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Uttar Pradesh Police on the basis of “intelligence inputs”. The ATS has procured a two-day transit remand of the two suspected militants.

He said the arrested persons owed allegiance to Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and have been identified as Shahnawaz from Kulgam district and Aquib from Pulwama district, both in south Kashmir. “Two weapons and some cartridges were recovered from their possession.” 

Soon after the transit remand was granted by a local court in Saharanpur, Shahnawaz and Aquib were taken to the state capital by an ATS squad for questioning. 

Based on the leads provided by the duo, PTI reported that the ATS has picked up a few persons for questioning from Khaankhah and Naaz Manzil areas in Saharanpur. Five students from Odisha were also being interrogated, the police said. 

Raids were also being carried out in Deoband, Saharanpur, Meerut and Muzaffarnagar to round up a few suspects, DGP Singh said.

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