2 ‘Militant Associates’ Arrested In South Kashmir’s Awantipora: Police

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Srinagar- State forces on Monday arrested two overground workers of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in Awantipora area of south Kashmir, police said.

“Police along with Army and CRPF arrested two militant associates of proscribed outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad from Awantipora area who are involved in providing shelter, support and logistics,” a police official said.

He said the arrested persons were also transporting arms and ammunition of the militants in Awantipora and Tral areas of the district and passing sensitive information to the JeM militants.

The arrested persons have been identified as Shezaan Gulzar Beigh and Waseem-ul-Rehman Sheikh.

The official said incriminating material, including explosive material and ammunition, have been recovered from the arrested duo.

“The arrested militant associates have been in touch with the Pakistani militant commanders through various social media platforms,” he said adding that one of the arrested militant associate has also visited Pakistan and met some “militant commanders” there.

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