Militants trying to cross Wagah border arrested, police

Srinagar

The Jammu and Kashmir police, Army and CRPF on Saturday have arrested two militants who had gone to Pakistan on valid Pakistani visa to obtain arms training there for undertaking militant activities in the valley, police claimed on Saturday.

They had obtained their Passports specifically for the said purpose, police said.

“These militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba were nabbed immediately after returning via Wagah-Attari border before they could formally join the militant ranks here in Kashmir,” a police statement said.

Police identified the arrested as Abdul Majeed Bhat s/o Habibullah Bhat R/O Mughalpora, Saloora Kreeri (Passport No R3981036 and Mohammad Ashraf Mir s/o Ghulam Ahmad Mir R/O Nilla, Palpora , Pattan (Passport No N7084132).

Case FIR Number 12/2018 under section 13 ULA(P) Act has been registered in Police Station Baramulla and investigation has been taken up, police said.

“On questioning the duo revealed that they had undergone terrorist training in Pakistan along with a large number of Pakistani boys and most of them from Balochistan and as young as 10 years old,” a police statement said.

“The said terrorist camps are located near Burma Town, Islamabad, Pakistan and being run by one terrorist commander operating under code name Hanzala Adnan and Omar. Other terrorists imparting training to young boys are operating with code names Osama, Naveed and Hataf,” the statement added.

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