Two newly recruited terrorists and 4 terrorist associates of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and its offshoot Lashkar-e-Mustafa (LeM) have been arrested in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police mentioned. Performing on particular inputs relating to terrorist assaults being deliberate in Anantnag and Bijbehara cities by the LeM, the police together with the Military established particular checking factors at a number of places and carried out intensive checking, a police spokesperson mentioned.
At one of many checkpoints at Donipora in Bijbehera, officers intercepted a automotive with two individuals onboard. The 2 tried to flee however have been apprehended tactfully by the alert forces, he mentioned.
“They’ve been recognized as Imran Ahmed Hajam, a resident of Nathpora Khanabal, and Irfan Ahmed Ahanger, a resident of Nandpora Khanabal.
Each had lately joined terrorist ranks and have been affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeM/JeM,” the spokesperson mentioned.
Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition together with two pistols, three magazines and 116 rounds have been recovered from their possession, he mentioned.
The spokesperson mentioned throughout the questioning, the arrested individuals revealed that the LeM was lately floated to present an impression that terrorism in Kashmir is home-grown and never sponsored by Pakistan.
“They additional revealed that they’re shut associates of Hidayat Malik alias Hasnain, a resident of Sharafpora Shopian and the self-styled chief of LeM; Umer alias Wahid Khan, a resident of Shopian; and Aftab alias Ali Bhai, a resident of Dachipora.
“They mentioned they have been conducting a recce of the realm to plant an IED so as to goal safety forces and the police,” he mentioned.
Throughout the course of the investigation, 4 terrorist associates of JeM have been arrested from completely different places, the spokesperson mentioned.
They’ve been recognized as Bilal Ahmed Kumar, Tawfeeq Ahmed Lawey, Muzamil Ahmed Wani, and Aadil Ahmed Somewhat.
Incriminating materials, ammunition together with two grenades, 30 AK-47 rounds, and 1 kg of explosive materials have been recovered from their possession, he mentioned.