Two arrested in Jammu rifle snatching incident

Jammu: Two persons involved in a rifle snatching incident in Jammu have been arrested, police sources said on Sunday.

“We have arrested two persons belonging to the Kashmir Valley in yesterday’s rifle snatching incident,” Jammu Zone Inspector General of Police S.D. Singh Jamwal is quoted to have said.

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“The third person is still at large with the stolen weapon, but will be arrested soon,” Jamwal said.

According to reports, four persons on Saturday evening snatched an AK-47 rifle from policeman Muhammad Hanief near the Tawi Bridge.

Hanief was deployed as the personal security guard (PSO) of Maulana Dehlavi, Chairman of Anjuman-e-Minhaj-e-Rasool, a religious organisation. The Islamic cleric is visiting Jammu. The policeman was returning to the district police lines after dropping Dehlavi at the state guest house when he was attacked and his AK-47 was snatched.

The injured policeman told media that he was first attacked and the assailants tried to snatch rifle, “i gave them tough fight,” but he adds that afterwards he was hit by some hard thing on his head and he lost consciousness.

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