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‘Militant arrested with 8 grenades in Jammu’

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Jammu, Aug 06: A militant was arrested and eight grenades recovered from him in Jammu, police said  Monday.

With this arrest, police claimed to have foiled an attempt by Al-Qaida linked Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind militant group to disrupt the Independence Day celebrations in Delhi.

Inspector General of Police, (Jammu) S D S Jamwal told reporters that Irfan Hussain Wani, who hailed from Dangerpora-Awantipora village of south Kashmir, was arrested from Gandhi Nagar locality of Jammu city yesterday.

He said a police squad noticed him moving under suspicious circumstances at Chatri point. Eight grenades were seized from his bag after a search and he was immediately taken into custody and interrogated.

“He was carrying this cache of grenades to Delhi to hand it over to a contact. These grenades would have been used to disturb the Independence Day celebrations,” Jamwal said, adding that he was also carrying Rs 60,000.

The Jammu police chief said that during questioning, the 25-year-old revealed his affiliation with Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind led by Zakir Mussa and added that he was in touch with number two of the outfit, Rehan.

“A BA dropout and radicalised, the terrorist was active in militancy for the last one year. With his arrest, a major chance of disturbing the Independence day celebrations in Delhi and parts of Jammu was foiled,” he said.

Terming the arrest a “major success”, the IGP said it was the result of robust security measures put in place by the police to ensure peaceful Independence Day celebrations in Jammu.

The IGP said the interrogation of the militant was going on and revealing anything more would hamper the investigation.

He said that they were looking into all aspects and they were also checking his mobile phone for more information.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police said that it would be questioning the accused. A team of the Special Cell is in Jammu.

In reply to a question, the IGP said that Wani was not onboard a Delhi-bound bus but on foot when he was intercepted by policemen.

The police official said that Wani had received the consignment in Kashmir and was planning to hand over the same to somebody in Delhi and added that there was no security lapse.

“His arrest was the result of the robust security structure which is in place,” he said.

JeM militant held, explosives recovered: Police

Srinagar, Aug 06: A Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant was arrested from the Anantnag district of south Kashmir and explosives recovered from his possession, police said today.

Police arrested a JeM militant from the Anantnag district and recovered a huge cache of incriminating material including explosives, a police spokesman said.

“Acting on specific input, police in Anantnag arrested one Muzamil Ahmad Dar, aged 22 years, son of Fayaz Ahmad Dar, resident of Bargam Tral, and recovered explosive materials. In this connection case under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Bijbehara,” he said.

The ammunition recovered on his disclosure includes hand grenades, IED, Chinese grenade, detonators, mobile phones, battery, safety fuse wire, cordex wire, safety fuse, black explosive, white explosive and circuit wire, the spokesman said.

“The accused person was in touch with the other militants of JeM and they were planning future attacks,” he added.