The Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday said it had arrested two suspected Militants belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammed group from Deoband in Saharanpur district, media reports claimed today adding that they suspected duo were allegedly involved in recruiting members for the militant group.
State police Chief OP Singh said a team of the Anti-Terrorism Squad had raided the module at a hostel in Deoband on Thursday night based on intelligence inputs, Hindustan Times reported.
The two suspects identified as Shahnawaz Ahmed Teli from Kulgam, and Aquib Ahmad Malik, from Pulwama, media reports quoted OP Singh as saying. “Further investigations, in this case, are going on and the suspects are also being questioned,” Singh told media.
The police also recovered two weapons and live cartridges from the suspects. Video clips and messages found in their phones have been sent for forensic examination, Singh said.
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister KP Maurya said the arrests were a message to the “enemies of the nation that terrorists will not be able to hide anymore”, reported ANI.