2 Kashmiri youths held for rifle snatching, attack on cleric’s guard

2 Kashmiri youths held for rifle snatching, attack on cleric’s guard

Dehalvi says he will continue ‘flaying Pakistan-sponsored terror’’
Srinagar: Two of the three persons accused of snatching a rifle from the police guard of a cleric on Saturday have been arrested, police said.
“We have arrested two persons belonging to the Kashmir Valley in yesterday’s (Saturday) rifle snatching incident,” media reports quoting Jammu Zone Inspector General of Police SD Singh Jamwal said.
While Masood and Shahid have been arrested, Asif, who has the weapon, is still at large.
The trio snatched an AK-47 rifle from policeman Muhammad Hanief near the Tawi Bridge. Hanief was deployed as the personal security officer of Maulana Dehlavi, Chairman of Anjuman-e-Minhaj-e-Rasool, a religious organisation.
The Islamic cleric is visiting Jammu. The policeman was returning to the district police lines after dropping Dehlavi at the state guest house when he was attacked and his AK-47 was snatched.
Authorities have sounded a high alert in entire Jammu city and the outskirts to track down the suspect. Dehlavi, meanwhile, has cancelled his press conference scheduled today.
Dehlavi says he will continue flaying ‘Pak-sponsored terror’
Asserting that he will not deter from condemning “Pakistan sponsored terrorism”, Dehlavi, said on Sunday that he will not succumb to such incidents.
He said he has been working on ground level in Kashmir for the past 27 years and that his act of propagating peace in the valley had “even instigated the ISI to issue a threat against him”.
“I was in Srinagar for the past three days and we were working on the matter of peace in the valley. And ISI had openly threatened me by posting a message against me on their website,” he said.
‘I have faced many such incidents in the past. I will say that I will not get scared and I will keep on condemning Pakistan sponsored terrorism,” he added.

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