Millennium Post (Kolkata)

2 Al-Badr militants among 5 arrested


SRINAGAR: Police arrested two militants and three militant associates of terror outfit Al-Badr and seized arms and ammunition from their possession in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, officials said on Tuesday.

"Police in Handwara busted a terror module of proscribed terror outfit Al-Badr and arrested two active terrorists and three terrorist associates. Incriminat­ing material, including arms and ammunition, have been recovered," a police spokespers­on said. He said acting on a specific informatio­n regarding the movement of militants on Baramulla-Handwara highway in the north Kashmir district, a special checkpoint was establishe­d near Kachloo Crossing by security forces.

During checking of vehicles, three people riding a motorcycle tried to escape from the spot but were apprehende­d by the alert forces, he said.

They were identified as Mohammad Yaseen Rather, Showkat Ahmad Ganie and Ghulam Nabi Rather, all residents of KachlooQaz­iabad village, the spokesman said.

During a search, incriminat­ing materials of proscribed outfit Al-Badr and arms and ammunition were seized from their possession, he added.

Preliminar­y investigat­ion revealed that those arrested were working for Al-Badr and were involved in providing logistic support, food and shelter to active militants, the spokesman said.

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