Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed to have arrested four militant associates in south Kashmir’s Awantipora area of Pulwama district.

A police spokesman in a statement said that they have been identified as Mohammad Amin, Mohammad Rafiq, Fayaz Lone residents of Khrew and Maqbool Dar resident of Awantipora.

“As per police records they are involved in assisting the active militants of proscribed outfit JeM operating in the areas of Awantipora,” he said.

“As per the investigations, they were providing logistic support and shelter to the active militants of JeM including  JeM Commander Qari Yasir and his other associates who were recently killed in an encounter at Awantipora,” he added.

He said that cases under relevant sections of law stands registered at respective police stations and further investigation in the matter is in progress.

“Police is also investigating the role of four other persons for their involvement in supporting militant related activities in the area and providing support to the active militants of the area,” said a police spokesman in a statement.



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