Three Jaish-e-Muhammad militants have been arrested during an operation in central Kashmir's Budgam district, police said today.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Budgam Tejinder Singh told Greater Kashmir that the militants were arrested last evening.
He said a naka was established after an intelligence input about the movement of militants near Budgam town.
"In pursuit of intelligence input, a naka was established by SOG Budgam, 53 RR and 43 BN CRPF on Chadoora-Budgam road. During the naka checking, a suspicious vehicle was spotted. A militant tried to lob a grenade after the driver of the vehicle was challenged," he said.
The apprehended militants are from JeM outfit and all of them belong to south Kashmir's Pulwama district, said Singh.
They were identified as Muhammad Maqbool Malla and Gowher Ahmad – both residents of Bandzoo – and Azad Ahmad lone from Lelhar Kakapora Pulwama.
"A pistol, an SLR and three hand grenades were recovered from their possession," he said.