Poonch: A militant was arrested by forces along the Line of Control in Poonch district while he was infiltrating into Jammu and Kashmir to carry out militant attacks during elections, police claimed Sunday.
Muhammad Esaaq was arrested by police soon after he infiltrated into Digwar border village from across LoC in Poonch district late last night, police said.
They seized an AK-47 rifle, two magazines, over 50 rounds of ammunition and an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from his possession, a police officer said here.
He had crossed over to Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) for arms training in 2011. He was returning to the state for carrying out militant attacks ahead of elections, the officer claimed.
Police and other intelligence agencies are interrogating the militant after registration of a case in this regard.
Jammu and Kashmir with six Lok Sabha seats will witness polling on five days on April 10, 17, 24, 30 and May 7. On April 10, Jammu will go to polls.