Srinagar- Police Monday claimed to have busted a narco-militant module in Budgam district of central Kashmir by arresting six associates of militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).
The militant associates were in close connection with Pakistan-based handlers and involved in drug trade, supply of weapons and assisted financially to active militants of JeM, a police official said.
Acting on a credible input, a joint team of police, army and CRPF apprehended them from Chadoora area of the district, the official said.
He said the arrested persons have been identified as Mudassir Fayaz, Shabir Ganaie, Sageer Ahmad Poswal, Issaq Bhat, Arshid Thoker and a minor whose identity has been withheld.
“Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition, including a Chinese pistol, a hand grenade, Rs 1,55,000 cash and one kilogram of narco heroine, were recovered from their possession,” the official said.
He said the “recoveries have exposed the connection between drug dealers and militants”.
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