Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir police Monday arrested a resident of Reasi district it said was “tasked to carry out grenade explosions in Jammu city”.
In a statement, police identified the accused as Muhammad Ashraf, son of Ghulam Din resident or Lar, Mahore area of Reasi, presently putting up at Peerbagh colony, Sunjawan, Jammu.
Ashraf, as per police, was arrested at a checkpoint established at NHW Bye Pass road Jammu at 1930 hrs Sunday when he was “roaming suspiciously” and “tried to flee away from the checkpoint on seeing police personnel”.
Two hand grenades were recovered from his possession, police said adding a case under relevant sections has been registered against the accused at Police Station Bagh e Bahu.
Police further alleged that the arrested Reasi resident is “linked to LeT militant outfit” and “was tasked by the handlers from across the border to carry out grenade blasts in the city”.
The handler across was in contact with more militant operatives search for whom is on, police added.
Police said that a “possible militant attack in Jammu has been averted” with the the arrest. (KNO)
“On 27/12/2020, a naka was laid by Jammu Police at NHW bye Pass road and routine checking of vehicles was done. Late in the evening at 1930hrs, a man roaming suspiciously tried to flee away from the naka on seeing police personnel, and was apprehended from whom 02 hand grenades were recovered, concealed in a bag he was carrying,” it said. “A case FIR No.95/2020 u/s2/5 explosive substance act, 18, 38, 39 UAPA is registered in PS Bagh-e-Bahu.”
The statement further said the arrested person is linked with the Lashkar outfit was tasked by the handlers from across the border to carry out grenade blasts in the city. “The handler across was in contact with more terror operatives whose search is in progress. With the timely action by #Jammu Police, possible militant attacks in #Jammu City has been averted,” the statement said—(KNO)