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Jammu and Kashmir Police arrests three terrorists over three days, recovers arms and ammunition

Srinagar: Security forces have unearthed a militant module with the arrest of three ultras from Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir Munir Khan on Munday said that three militants - two from the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and one from the Hizbul Mujahideen - were arrested over the past three days from south Kashmir.

"On 14 October, two terrorists with the intention to snatch weapons of personal security guards of a protected person fired few rounds at Kund in Qazigund area. But they had to beat a retreat due to hue and cry raised by locals," Khan told reporters in Srinagar.

He said on receipt of this information, a joint party of the police, the army and the CRPF established a check point and nabbed the two militants, who were riding on a

"They were identified as Khursheed Ahmad Dar and Haziq Rather.One pistol, some ammunition and a live grenade were recovered from their possession. They belong to LeT," he added.

Khan said an over ground worker of militants - Rameez Yatoo, who works in a medical agency in Kulgam, was arrested also.

"Arms and ammunition were recovered from his home.He had helped the militants in carrying out the attack on the police vehicle at Damhal Hanjipura on Saturday in which one cop lost his life," the IGP said adding the attack was carried out by militants of Hizbul Mujahideen.

Khan said the offer of surrender to local militants still holds good.

"They should lay down their arms and we will provide all support in rehabilitating them."

"Always said that if the local terrorists surrender, we'll accept. We want them to get back to the mainstream; they are our own people," Khan was quoted as saying by the ANI news agency.

Police on Friday had arrested a Jaish-e-Mohammad militant, who was involved in the attack on cavalcade of works minister Naeem Akhtar last month, from Tral area of Pulwama district.

Jammu and Kashmir inspector general of police (IGP) Munir Khan has revealed that the state police apprehended three terrorists in the last three days and recovered arms and ammunition.

On 13 October, masked gunmen had robbed a bank in Ratnipora area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, decamping with several lakhs of rupees, less than 24 hours after a similar incident in Anantnag.

The men barged into a branch of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank at Ratnipora and made away with the cash, a police official had said.

On 12 October, Rs 5.39 lakh was robbed from the same bank's Marhama branch and the culprits were identified as Hizbul Mujahideen militants Rasik Nabi Bhat alias Owais and Salia Mohammad alias Rehaan, a police spokesman had said.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Oct 16, 2017 13:32 PM

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