SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested an active TRF militant near a railway station Jammu district.
A police spokesman in a statement said that on the basis of credible inputs about the movement of Kashmir based militant to Jammu for a specific task, SOG Jammu laid special nakas at different locations of Jammu city.
“During checking near railway station Jammu one scooty driver dropped a pillion at some distance about 50-60 metres behind Naka point and fled away,” said the spokesman, adding that “the pillion started moving fast towards near by-lane and was carrying a blue/black bag on his back.”
“On this suspicious movement police party chased him and he was overpowered at some distance. On preliminary questioning he disclosed his identity as Sheikh Sunain Yousuf @Raja @Sultan son of Mohammad Yousuf Sheikh R/O Gadapora, Shopian,” said the spokesman.
“During the search, one Star Pistol loaded with seven cartridges was recovered. He was put under sustained questioning on the spot by officers/officials of SOG Jammu,” he said.
“He disclosed that he is an active militant of TRF and he had come to Jammu for a specific task, which was not yet conveyed to him by his handlers,” he added.
“He had come to Jammu on directions of handler Ahmed Khalid @ [email protected], an active handler or terrorist of TRF outfit. He was also in touch with valley-based handlers and with the handlers sitting across, through telegram and signal app,” said the spokesman.
“The questioning of the arrested militant is going on. A hunt has been launched to nab two of his associates who provided support to him for reconnaissance. It is also believed that links of Jammu based handlers/OGWs will also come fore,” he said.
“In this regard a case FIR no. 315/21 U/S 20,23,38,39 UAP Act 7/25Arms Act stands registered in Police Station Bahu Fort,” he added.
Further investigation of the case is going on.