Police and army on Wednesday arrested two “militants” from Pulwama in Surankote area in Poonch district of Jammu region.
“Based on a specific information one Tavera (JK01R-5936) which was coming from Mendhar and going to Sarunkote was intercepted by SOG Poonch headed by DSP and 25RR of the army near Jaranwali Gali Surankote,” a police officer told news agency GNS.
The driver of the car and a person travelling in it were detained, he said, adding, after sustained interrogation they said turned out to be militants identified as Shabir Ahmed son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din and Mohammad Aqib, both residents of Kakapora Pulwama.
“During the search, two AK 56 rifle and two magazines were recovered from both,” he said.
The police officer said that it could be a part of a militant plan to disturb upcoming elections to Panchayat elections. (GNS)