Updated: 3 Jaish activists among five held along with IED, other ammunition in separate incidents

Government forces on Sunday said that it have arrested five persons including two employees of Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution (CAPD) Department along with IED and other arms and ammunition in separate incidents at Srinagar and Bandipora districts.

An army officer said that acting on a tip-off, a joint team of army’s 2 RR during a naka at Lawaypora area of Srinagar city arrested three persons along with 90 rounds of AK-47.

The officer identified the trio as Shahid Ahmad Bhat, Rayees Ahmad Hurrah and Ishfaq Ahmad Lone, all residents of Pulwama district in south Kashmir.

The trio according to the officer are activists of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant outfit and were handed over to police station Parmipora for further investigations.

A police officer while confirming it and said that a case under FIR Number 94/2019 under section 7/25 I A Act has been registered in police station Parimpora in this regard.

In another incident, police sources said that a joint team of army and SOG stopped a maruti car bearing registration number JK15-3572 in Bandipora today evening.

“During searches, the joint team recovered one IED, three Chinese grenades, 25 rounds of AK-47 and one pouch,” they said.

In this connection, the joint team detained the two persons on board the vehicle. The duo according to police is working in CAPD department as Assistant Store Keepers.

The family members of the duo, however, refuted the allegations that their kin were involved in any anti-national activities and alleged that they are being implicated.

A police officer, meanwhile, said that both the persons are being questioned and all the angles are being looked into to ascertain the facts.

“The officer told GNS the claims by the family and locals that they are being implicated will also be looked into it,” the officer said.(GNS)

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