PAMPORE: Police have arrested two brothers of the woman who was held along with 20 grenades and other arms and ammunition at a naka check post on Srinagar outskirts on Tuesday.
Sources told Kashmir Reader that government forces raided the residence of the woman, identified as Asiya Jan, age about 28 years, daughter of late Abdul Rahman Malik of Ganaie Mohalla in Khanmoh village of Pantha Chowk area on the Srinagar outskirts, late Tuesday night.
The sources said that the two brothers of the woman were picked up by government forces during the raid and they are now under detention.
A police officer confirmed to Kashmir Reader that the two brothers of Asiya have been detained and are being questioned.
The arrested brothers have been identified as Hilal Ahmad Ganaie and Mohammad Iqbal Ganaie, both residents of Khanmoh Srinagar.
Asiya is the daughter of a slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant, Abdul Rehman Malik alias Akhtar. Malik. According to sources, he was a Hizbul commander and was killed in a gunfight with government forces at Dal Lake Boulevard in Srinagar 16 or 17 years ago.
Police on Tuesday had claimed to have arrested Asiya along with 20 grenades and live rounds while she was aboard a Chevrolet Tavera at Lawaypora area on the outskirts of Srinagar city.
According to a police statement, police had acted on a credible input and laid a naka at Lawaypora, where they intercepted a vehicle, registration number JK01M- 0056, and arrested a female OGW (over-ground worker) carrying ammunition including grenades and live rounds inside the vehicle.
Police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and initiated investigation in the instant matter, the statement said.