Pulwama men arrested in Poonch were militant associates: Police

Addressing a presser, Senior Superintendent of Police, Poonch, Rajiv Pandey said that both the men arrested from a vehicle in Jarran wali Gali were tasked with ferrying weapons from Mendhar to Kashmir valley.

Sumit Bhargav
Rajouri, Publish Date: Nov 15 2018 1:38PM | Updated Date: Nov 15 2018 1:38PM
Pulwama men arrested in Poonch were militant associates: PoliceGK photo

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday said that the two Pulwama residents arrested during a search operation in Poonch yesterday were militant associates.

Addressing a presser, Senior Superintendent of Police, Poonch, Rajiv Pandey said that both the men arrested from a vehicle in Jarran wali Gali were tasked with ferrying weapons from Mendhar to Kashmir valley.

“Their involvement in more militancy-related activities is being probed,” he said.

Pandey said that two AK-56 rifles and as many magazines were recovered during initial searches, while four hand grenades were recovered from the vehicle after the duo were quizzed.

“It seems the duo was acting as couriers of weapons from this area to the valley," he said.

Aquib Ahmad Bhat and Shabir Ahmad Dar - both residents of Pulwama - were arrested from a vehicle in Jarran Wali Gali at a naka yesterday.

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