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2 Militant associates of Jaish-e-Mohammed arrested in J&K’s Awantipora

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday arrested two militant associates that linked with proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) at Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir, and explosive material were recovered from their possession.

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“Based on specific input, Awantipora Police along with 42RR and CRPF arrested the two terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit JeM. Incriminating materials including explosive materials have been recovered from their possession,” a police statement said.

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They have been identified as Zahid Ahmad Lone and Shakeel Ahmad Malik alias Abu Dujana. Incriminating materials including explosive materials have been recovered from their possession.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested duo was working as terrorist associates of proscribed terror outfit JeM and involved in providing shelter, logistic support and transportation of arms/ammunition to the active terrorists in Tral and Awantiprora areas,” police said.

“Moreover, both the arrested associates were in touch with Pakistan-based self-styled terror commanders on different social media platforms and were planning to join terrorist ranks,” the J&K Police said.

Police have registered a case and an investigation has been initiated.

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