On Tuesday, two active militants belonging to the Jaish-i-Muhammad outfit were arrested in the Pattan area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
A senior police officer said that input was received through a reliable source about the movement of two militants in a vehicle moving towards Srinagar. As a result, a joint MVCPs of Police, the army’s 29RR and 02 SSB were placed at various spots along the national highway and surrounding bylanes.
The officer further said that a speeding Tavera, swerving suspiciously, was signalled to stop; however, the vehicle stopped abruptly, and two individuals (Driver and Co-Driver) jumped off the vehicle and fled towards a nearby wooded orchard area.
The joint team party chased the individuals and was successful arrested.
He said that the two militants of JeM were apprehended along with two pistols, two Pistol Magazines, ten rounds of pistol, and two Chinese grenades.
The arrested militants have been identified as Aqib Mohd Mir, son of Mohd Ramzan Mir, a member of Batpora Sopore and Danish Ahmad Dar, son of Abdul Ahad Dar and a resident of Chankan Sopore.
So far in the investigation, it has transpired that the duo belong to the JeM hybrid module and were looking to the target of PRIs and minority/outsiders.
The successful apprehension of the militants has foiled major militant plots and busted a module aiding the execution of various terror attacks, including the killing of sarpanches, etc.
The officer added that a case had been registered and initiated an investigation.