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JeM militant, associate arrested in Anantnag

New Delhi, January 19

The Jammu amp; Kashmir Police today said they had arrested a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant and his associate, an overground worker, in separate operations in Anantnag district of the Union Territory (UT).

Officials in the Jamp;K Police said acting on specific information that militants were planning to kill policemen and snatch their weapons in Anantnag town, joint teams of security forces established checkpoints at multiple locations to track down the ultras.

“During checking, one recently recruited terrorist, identified as Ayaaz Ahmad Bhat and affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM, was arrested. Arms and ammunition including one Chinese pistol, one magazine and seven live rounds, were recovered from his possession,” the official said. Security forces launched another operation following a tip-off about plans of grenade lobbing in Anantnag, he said, adding, “One terrorist associate Rayees Ahmad Mir linked with proscribed terror outfit JeM was arrested. Incriminating material, including one hand grenade, was recovered from his possession.”

In another incident, unidentified militants opened fire at a CRPF bunker in Anantnag town on Wednesday, but no one was injured, the police said. According to an official, the area has been cordoned off and a search launched to trace the assailants.

CRPF men attacked

Militants fired at a CRPF bunker in Anantnag town on Wednesday, but no one was injured, the police said.The area has been cordoned off and a search operation launched to trace the assailants. IANS

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