Two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants were arrested on Saturday from Kanispora area of Baramulla district, Kashmir. They were involved in August 16 terrorist attack in which two Army men and a police officer were killed at Khwajabagh in Baramulla.
The 52 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operation Group (SOG) Baramulla conducted a joint search on Friday night.
The militants later identified as Farhaan Fayaz Liloo, a resident of Jamia Mohalla and Safeer Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Janbazpora.
An AK-47 gun, grenades, a pistol and Jaish and Hizbul Mujahideen stamps were recovered from them. A spokesperson said, “These militants were a part of a JeM module operating in Baramulla town and adjacent areas headed by Pakistani terrorist operating by code name Khalid.”
Also a Pakistani spy was arrested on yesterday in Samba sector of J&K. The spy named Bodh Raj who was attempting to escape.
He was captured with a map that showing deployment of army forces and two Pakistani SIM cards. The Samba district police gathered the information from military intelligence. A special operation was launched to arrest Raj in the border area of Ramgarh.
Police suspected he was passing on important information of Indian security forces like deployment and movement to Pakistan.
After they got the information of terror hide out police conducted a massive door-to-door search in Baramulla.
According to the Samba police, “This is a major breakthrough so far as national security is concerned and the arrest of some more people is also likely in the days to come.”
Earlier, Laskar-e-Taiba warned Baramulla SHO (Station house Officer) for a probable attack in which 44 were arrested in connection with terror related activities.
BSF, CRPF, army and police in several localities conducted a joint operation to arrest the terrorists.