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JeM module busted, 3 held: Police

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Srinagar, Feb 02: Police on Saturday claimed busting a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant module with the arrest of three people.

The breakthrough came during the investigation of the grenade attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp at Sopore on January 25, a police spokesperson said.

The three were picked up for questioning in connection with the attack, he added.

“During questioning, the suspects confessed to their involvement in the attack. They were then formally placed under arrest,” the spokesperson said.

Ghulam Qadir Rather alias Kasir of Tarzoo, Aijaz Ahmad Khan of Naseem Bagh, and Owais Khalid Dar of Nageenbagh Krankshivan Colony were arrested from their hometown of Sopore.

“They also revealed that the JeM militants active in Sopore provided two grenades to these individuals for throwing on the security forces to cause damage to life and property and instill fear among the general public,” spokesman added.

The official said one live grenade was recovered at the instance of the arrested persons.

On January 25, a grenade was hurled a CRPF camp at Sopore but the explosive missed the intended target and exploded outside the camp.

No one was hurt in the incident.

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