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Police foil major terror attack with arrest of 3 militants: SSP Kathua
Arms meant for terroriststo strike in big way
9/12/2019 11:00:58 PM
Nitesh Sangral
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Sept 12: It appears that Pakistan based militant outfits have adopted a new modus operandi of using a truck to supply arms and ammunition to active terrorist groups in Kashmir valley to disturb the peace since the revocation of Article 370.
It believes that the arms and ammunition were transporting in the valley to disturb peace in Jammu and Kashmir by executing a major terror strike.
Foiling a planned major attack in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, Kathua Police under the supervision of SSP Kathua Shridhar Patil and his team arrested three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants in Kathua with arms and ammunitions. Following, the inputs security forces are put on High Alert after arresting three suspected terrorists belonging to Pakistan based terror outfit.
On Thursday morning, Kathua Police intercepted a truck at 8.00 am on the Jammu-Pathankot Highway and during checking four AK-56 rifles, two AK-47 rifles, six magazines and 180 live rounds, besides Rs 11,000 in cash were recovered from the militants who are associated with Jaish-e-Mohammad, SSP Kathua Shridahr Patil said.
Police identified the three as Ubaid-ul-Islam son of Gulam Mohammad Shah resident of Aghlar Kandi, Rajpora Pulwama, Jehangir Ahmad Parray son of Mohammad Abdullah resident of Pakherpora Charar-e-Sharief, Budgam; and Sabeel Ahmad Baba, son of Gulam Hasan Baba a resident of Aghlar Kandi, Rajpora Pulwama all were arrested and the truck was seized on the spot.
A case FIR no 61/2019 under section 38, 39 Unlawful Activities Act 7/27 Arms Act, 120 B RPC was registered in Police Station Kathua and investigation has been started.
A senior police officer, seeking anonymity, told that on specific information, a special nakka was laid down in Lakhanopur area, Kathua district to intercept a truck, which was carrying 'Card-Board'. During the search of the vehicle arms and ammunitions were recovered by the police, following three suspected militant and a driver were taken into police custody.
"Prima facie revealed that the truck was on its way to Kashmir from Bamyal area of Pathankot and the militants were planning to execute a major strike, "the officer claimed.
The Police officer also said that the truck was loaded with cardboards from Haryana State and picked arms consignment en-route and had to deliver in Pulwama district of Kashmir, "the officer further told, adding that either of these suspected militants infiltrated from across the International Border via Bamyal border in Pathankot with the help of over-ground workers to the Kashmir Valley.
He added that the Police department of Jammu and Kashmir were ascertaining whether they have crossed over from the border or were already staying in Punjab State. As well as from where they had collected arms consignment and soon the police department will get information about it.
The officer also told that the Punjab Police have rushed a team of state special operation cell (SSOC) is also joining investigation in the recovery of AK rifles from a truck originating in Punjab.
Meanwhile, the DGP Dinkar Gupta, Chandigarh told an agency that, "We have dispatched an officer from SSOC Amritsar to join investigations being done by J&K Police and our senior officers are in touch with their J&K counterparts to take the matter forward."
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