Kashmiri students’ arrest in Jalandhar: 4th accused helped in procuring weapons
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JALANDHAR: The fourth accused, Sohail Ahmed Bhat, who was rounded up on Thursday, is a schoolmate of the three Kashmiri students who were arrested from a hostel near Jalandhar and had assisted them in getting weapons for the planned terror attack, said Punjab Police on Saturday.
Sohail had assisted the three accused in picking up the weapon consignment, which was brought from Amritsar on October 7, the police said.
The four accused — Sohail Ahmed Bhat, Zahid Gulzar, Mohammed Idris Shah alias Nadeem and Yusuf Rafiq Bhatt — had done their schooling from Senior High School, Noorpura, at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir. The Punjab Police and the special operations group of Jammu and Kashmir Police had busted a terror module on Wednesday with the arrest of three Kashmiri students linked to Ansar Ghazwat-ul-hind (AGH) outfit.
They were arrested from a hostel of CT Institute of Engineering Management and Technology at Shahpur on the outskirts of Jalandhar.
Two weapons, including an assault rifle, and explosives were recovered from them. Sohail of Awantipura was rounded up by the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday.
He was studying Btech in Universal Group of Institutions at Lalru, Mohali and was staying in Dera Bassi.“sohail had shared the Whatsapp location of the place from where the three accused had to pick the consignment,” said a senior police official requesting anonymity.
None of the accused have any past criminal records and were not even paid but only motivated by the Ansar Ghazwat-ul-hind .
A case has been registered under Sections 121 (waging, or attempting to wage war against the country), and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.
Relevant sections of the Arms Act and the Explosives Act have also been slapped, said the police.
Thyaga Sahana Japamala Yatra (Sacrifice Rosary Procession) beginning at 5pm from St Joseph Boys School in Jalandhar to garner support and pray for former bishop Franco Mulakkal.
Mulakkal is accused of rape by a Kerala nun and is currently lodged in Pala jail in Kerala. The hearing for the bail plea will take place on Monday again, said Bishop’s official spokesperson,