The police in Jammu and Kashmir’s Awantipora, along with the Army and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), busted a terror associate network, news agency ANI reported. The network of proscribed outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad was involved in the grenade lobbing incidents in Tral and Sangam areas, ANI quoted the police officials as saying.
The six arrested terror associates have been in contact with Pakistani handlers and have targeted security forces by lobbing grenades upon security forces in the recent past, the police further said, according to ANI.
The police have recovered incriminating material, including explosive substance, from the possession of the arrested terror associates. A case has also been registered. Last month, the police had arrested two persons in Awantipora whom they described as terror associates linked to Jaish-e-Mohammad. The arrested persons were identified as Bilal Ahmad Chopan of Wagad Tral and Mursaleen Bashir Sheikh of Chatham Pampore.
The police said that these people were providing logistic support and shelter besides transporting arms/ammunition of the terrorists in the Pampore and Tral areas of Kashmir. Last month, security forces had also discovered a cross-border tunnel, which was used by four Jaish terrorists to enter Jammu before they were killed in an operation at Ban toll plaza near Nagrota.