2 JeM aides held in Awantipora: Police

Srinagar: Police on Monday arrested two militant associates in Awantipora and recovered explosive material from their possession, official said.

“Based on specific input, Awantipora Police along with 42RR and CRPF have arrested two militant associates linked with JeM identified as Zahid Ahmad Lone son of Gh. Rasool resident of Naristan Tral and Shakeel Ahmad Malik alias Abu Dujana son of Ghulam Mohammad of NoorPora Awantipora,” police spokesman said.

“Incriminating materials including explosive materials have been recovered from their possession,” he said, adding, “Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested duo were working as associates of JeM and involved in providing shelter, logistic support and transportation of arms/ammunition to the active militants in Tral and Awantiprora areas.”

Moreover, both the arrested associates were in touch with Pakistan based self styled commanders on different social media platforms and were planning to join militant ranks, he said. “A case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Tral and further investigation has been initiated.”

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