Three terrorist associates arrested in Srinagar: police

Police recovered three hand grenades, 10 pistol rounds, 25 AK-47 rounds
Three terrorist associates arrested in Srinagar: police

Srinagar, Aug 04: Srinagar Police arrested three terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit TRF, offshoot of proscribed terror outfit LeT in Natipora area of Srinagar, a statement by police said. 

It said that acting on specific intelligence, a small team of Srinagar police at a checkpoint established at Harnabal Natipora arrested three terrorist associates linked with proscribed terrorist outfit TRF. They have been identified as Imran Ahmad Najar son of Late Abdul Rehman Najar resident of Bulbul Bagh Baramulla, Waseem Ahmad Matta son of Tariq Ahmad Matta resident of Qamarwari Srinagar and Wakeel Ahmad Bhat son of Nazir Ahmad Bhat resident of Pazalpora Bijbehara. 

"From their possession, police recovered 03 hand grenades, 10 pistol rounds, 25 AK-47 rounds and other incriminating materials, " it said. 

The police claimed that Wakeel Ahmad Bhat was earlier an active terrorist linked with proscribed terrorist outfit ISJK & was lodged in jail for two years and was released recently from Central Jail on bail. During preliminary investigation, it came to fore that the trio had collected the explosive substances and ammunition from active terrorists of TRF for carrying terrorist activities in Srinagar city, thereby averted a terror threat, it said. 

Subsequently, a case FIR number 46/23 under section 3/4 Explosive Act, 7/25 Arms Act, 18, 23, 39 UAPA Act was registered at Police Station Chanapora and investigation has been set into motion.

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