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‘JeM associate’ held in Pulwama

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Srinagar: Security forces on Monday arrested a militant associate of proscribed outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad from Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said.

“Based on specific information regarding the presence of militants of JeM in Larow Jagir village in Tral area (of Pulwama), police along with 42 Rashtriya Rifles and 180 Bn CRPF launched a search operation there. During the search, a terrorist associate identified as Muzamil Qadir Bhat was arrested,” a police spokesperson said.

Incriminating material was recovered from the possession of the arrested person. A hand-grenade that Bhat had concealed in the compound of his house was also recovered, he said.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested militant associate was in contact with militant commanders of JeM in Tral and across the country. All the recovered materials have been included in case records for further investigation, the spokesperson said.

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