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JeM militant arrested in Anantnag, 2 LeT militants from Ramban: Police

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Srinagar, May 13 A Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant was Monday arrested in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, while two Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were arrested from Ramban district, police said.

Hilal Ahmad was arrested from Dooru area of Anantnag district, a police officer said, adding that arms and ammunition were recovered from him.

Police have registered a case and investigation is going on to probe his complicity in militancy, the officer said.

Meanwhile, two suspected militants were arrested in Ramban district of Jammu region, a senior police officer said.

Showkat Ahmad Sheikh of Charsoo village of Awantipora in Pulwama district and Taweel Mohiuddin Dar of Malipura village of Kulgam were arrested by a joint search party of police and Army’s Rashtriya Rifles and 9 Para from the Hara area of Gool, a police officer said.

He said an AK 47 rifle, along with a magazine and 30 rounds, and Rs 8,771 were seized from the possession of the arrested militants.

The joint search operation was launched around 3.30 am after specific information about suspicious movement of some anti-national elements was received, the officer said.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the militants are affiliated to LeT, he said.

“They were acting on the instructions of an active militant Naveed alias Abu Talla,” the official said without sharing any further details.

A case under various sections of the Ranbir Penal Code has been registered against the duo and further investigation is on, he said.

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