Police in Jammu on Saturday claimed to have two persons – one of them allegedly affiliated with The Resistance Front (TRF) militant outfit – and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession.
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu, Mukesh Singh told Greater Kashmir that the police received an input on December 25 that the militants were moving towards Srinagar from Jammu with automatic weapons.
Acting on the input, Singh said that a team of Special Operations Group (SOG) Jammu laid a naka in Narwal area and undertook checking of the vehicles.
"The SOG team intercepted a white colour Alto car bearing registration number JK18A-9967 which tried to dodge in a bid to escape the checkpoint (Naka)," he said.
Observing the suspicious movement, the SOG team immediately chased the vehicle and apprehended it with two suspects aboard, he said.
The two suspected persons have been identified as Raees Ahmad Dar, son of Ghulam Hassan Dar, resident of Churath, Qazigund, Anantnag and Subzar Ahmad Sheikh, son of Ghulam Ahmad Sheikh, resident of Ashmuji, Kulgam district, Kashmir Valley.
During checking, the SOG team recovered one AK series rifle, 1 pistol, 2 magazines of AK series, 60 AK-rounds and15 pistol rounds from a bag in possession of Rayees, said Singh.
He said that Raees has a previous history of involvement in militancy-related activities and four cases have already been registered against him.
"Initial investigation has revealed that he is working with TRF. The role of his associate is also being ascertained," said the top police officer of Jammu.
A case in this regard has been registered under FIR number 359 of 2020 under section 120-B/121/121-A/122 IPC, 7/25 A.Act, 18/20/38/39 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), 1967, at Police Station Bahu Fort.