BUDGAM: A joint team of army, paramilitary CRPF and police SOG arrested three militants of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) during an anti-militancy operation in Budgam district, police said on Sunday.
Inspector General of Police Munir Khan told Kashmir Reader that the operation started on Saturday, when police received information regarding suspicious movement of militants in an area adjoining Budgam town. In the operation launched to nab the militants, three Jaish militants were arrested, Khan said.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Budgam Tejinder Singh said that following the inputs, a naka was laid by SOG men, 53 RR and 43 Batallion CRPF on the road connecting Chadoora and Budgam. Security forces intercepted a suspicious vehicle at the naka in which three Jash militants were moving, he said.
“One of the militants among them tried to lob a grenade on the security forces, but our men apprehended him along with his two other associates who belong to Jaish-e-Mohammad militant outfit,” he said.
The three militants have been identified as Gowhar Ahmad and Mohammad Maqbool Malla from Bandzoo Pulwama, and a most-wanted militant, Azad Ahmad Lone, resident of Lalhar Kakpora in Pulwama district.
The SSP said that live ammunition and arms have been recovered from the possession of the militants, which include a pistol, one SLR rifle, and three hand grenades.
Singh added that further investigation is going on in the case.