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4 men linked to JeM held from Pulwama: Police

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Srinagar, Feb 03 :  Police on Monday claimed to have arrested four overground workers of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant outfit from the Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

“Awantipora police arrested four terrorist associates linked to proscribed terror outfit JeM,” a police spokesperson said.

The arrested persons were identified as Mohammad Amin, Mohammad Rafiq, Fayaz Lone, residents of Khrew, and Maqbool Dar, a resident of Awantipora, he added.

According to police records, the arrested persons were involved in assisting the active JeM militants operating in Awantipora, the police spokesperson said.

Investigations revealed that they were providing logistic support and shelter to active militants of JeM, including its commander Qari Yasir and his associates who were recently killed in an encounter at Awantipora, he added.

“Police are also investigating the role of four other persons for their involvement in supporting terror-related activities in the area and providing support to the active terrorists of the area,” the spokesperson said.

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