Srinagar- Police on Monday claimed to have arrested two militant associates of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) and recovered explosive materials from their possession in south Kashmir’s Awantipora.
Zahid Ahmad Lone and Shakeel Ahmad Malik alias Abu Dujana were arrested by a joint team of police, army’s 42 RR and the personnel of CRPF on the basis of specific input that the duo were working as militant associates and involved in providing shelter, logistic support and transportation of arms/ammunition to the active militants in Tral and Awantiprora areas, a police spokesperson said Monday.
He said that incriminating materials including explosive materials have been recovered from their possession.
“Moreover, both the arrested associates were in touch with Pakistan-based self styled terror commanders on different social media platforms and were planning to join terrorist ranks,” the police spokesperson said.
Police have registered a case and investigation has been initiated.
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