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‘6 JeM associates held in Budgam’

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Srinagar : Security forces and police on Monday claimed to have busted a “narco-terror module” in Budgam district of central Kashmir and arrested six associates of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit.

According to the police, “the militant associates were in close connection with Pakistan-based handlers and involved in drug trade, supply of weapons and assisted financially to active militants of JeM.”

Acting on a credible input, a joint team of police, army and CRPF apprehended them from Chadoora area of the district, a police official said.

He said the arrested persons have been identified as Mudassir Fayaz, Shabir Ganaie, Sageer Ahmad Poswal, Issaq Bhat, Arshid Thoker and a minor whose identity has been withheld.

“Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition, including a Chinese pistol, a hand grenade, Rs 1,55,000 cash and one kilogram of narco heroine, were recovered from their possession,” the official said.

He said the “recoveries have exposed the connection between drug dealers and terrorists”.

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