Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested two militant associates of Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit in north Kashmir's Bandipora and Baramulla districts.
The duo, identified as Abdul Majeed Khan,a resident of Kralpora Bandipora and Showkat Ahmad Malik resident of Sangrama Sopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla, were held following "reliable information that there were certain anti national elements who were indoctrinating youths and influencing them with false narratives and motivating/enticing them to take violent path besides providing them arms, ammunition and other resources for this purpose," GNS quoted police as saying.
Khan, as per a statement, was held by a joint team of police and 13 RR at Wular Vantage Park Aragam Bandipora and arms and ammunition including a pistol, 3 live hand grenades and 10 live rounds were recovered from his possession.
The accused, as per police, revealed that he is associated with Jaish E Mohammad militant outfit and he is in contact with handlers across the border from where he received instructions to "identify innocent youth for joining militancy and pass on arms and ammunitions to them".
On his further disclosure, he named Malik as his accomplice, who too was then held from Sangrama Sopore by police and 52RR leading to the recovery of another pistol, 5 live hand grenades and 20 live rounds from his possession, police said.
In this regard, a case FIR No. 04/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police station Aragam and further investigation has been taken up, police added.