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5 persons held over Pandach militant attack: Police

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‘2 ambulances, 2 two-wheelers used in attack seized’

Srinagar: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested five “uncategorised” militants of ISJK who they said helped in the execution of Pandach militant attack in which two BSF personnel were killed in May this year.

A police spokesman in a statement here said that they have arrested five “uncategorized militants” of ISJK who helped in “transporting, logistics, planning and executing the attack”.

A case (FIR no. 48/2020) under sections 302, 395 IPC, sections 7/25, 7/ 27 Arms Act , sections 16, 18, 19, 23 ULAP Act has been registered at Police Station Soura, said the statement, adding that two private ambulances functioning at SKIMS, a bike and a scooty used in the attack have also been seized.

During investigation, the police statement said it was established that “an ambulance (JK01AD-0915) was used to transport the militants from Bijbehara to Pandach, Srinagar; a bike (JK01AH-2989) and scooty (JK01V-8288) were used to carry out the attack and escape after looting weapons from the injured jawans, while ambulance JK01AF-9417 was used to transport the militants back to Bijbehara from Srinagar.”

Police statement said “categorized militants of ISJK involved in the attack have been killed in two separate encounters at Zadibal, Srinagar and Hatigam, Bijbehara and looted weapons of BSF personnel have been recovered.”

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