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Three Kashmiri students, “linked” to militancy, arrested in Punjab

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J&K DGP confirms, says arrested boys were affiliated with Zakir Mosa group

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP), Dilbagh Singh today confirmed that three Kashmiri students were arrested from Jalandhar and some arms and ammunition were recovered from their possession.

Speaking to media, Singh said that the arrested students are part of a module of Zakir Musa’s group.

“One more name has surfaced during the investigations. He is also from Awantipora. We have detained him for questioning,” said DGP Singh.

Earlier, Punjab Police, in a statement said that three Kashmiri students were arrested on Wednesday by the Punjab Police in a joint operation with the Jammu and Kashmir Police in Jalandhar city along with explosives and weapons, said Punjab police in a statement issued today.

The statement quoted Punjab DGP Suresh Arora as saying: “The students were nabbed from the hostel of CT Institute of Engineering Management and Technology, located in Shahpur on the outskirts of Jalandhar.”

It claimed that the joint team, which conducted a raid at the hostel early today morning, also recovered two weapons, including an assault rifle, as well as explosives from the hostel room of B Tech (Civil) student of 2nd semester, Zahid Gulzar of Rajpora, Awantipora.

“Zahid was detained along with Mohd Idriss Shah @ Nadeem of Pulwama J&K, and Yusuf Rafiq Bhatt of Noorpura, Pulwama J&K,” it claimed.

The Punjab police chief said the arrests followed the development and corroboration of various leads/inputs about the presence and activities of certain militant organizations/individuals operating in J&K and Punjab.

“A case (FIR no. 166 dated 10.10.18, u/s 121, 121-A, 120-B IPC and 25/54/59 Arms Act, 3/4/5 Explosive Act, 10/13/17/18/ 18-B/20/38/39/40 Unlawful Prevention Act) has been registered in PS Sadar Jalandhar in this regard,” he said.

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