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Militant plot foiled in Jammu, one arrested with 02 Grenades

Jammu, December 28: J&K Police in Jammu district arrested one person linked with the proscribed militant organization LeT who was tasked by the handlers from across the border to carry out grenade blasts in the city at NHW bye pass road last evening.

The said person has been identified as Mohammad Ashraf S/O Ghulam Din R/O Lar, Mahore, Reasi A/P Peerbagh colony, Sunjawan, Jammu. Two hand grenades were recovered from his possession.

Reports said that on 27/12/2020, a naka was laid by Jammu Police at NHW bye pass road and routine checking of vehicles was done. Late in the evening at 1930hrs, a man roaming suspiciously tried to flee away from the naka on seeing police personnel, and was apprehended from whom 02 Hand Grenades were recovered, concealed in a bag he was carrying. The said person is Mohammad Ashraf S/O Ghulam Din R/O Lar, Mahore, Reasi A/P Peerbagh colony, Sunjawan, Jammu. A case FIR No.95/2020 u/s2/5 explosive substance act, 18,38,39 UAPA is registered in PS Bagh-e-Bahu.

The arrested person is linked with the proscribed militant organization LeT and was tasked by the handlers from across the border to carry out grenade blasts in the city. The handler across was in contact with more terror operatives whose search is in progress. With the timely action by Jammu police, possible terror attacks in Jammu city has been averted,

This is the second militant module linked with LeT which has been busted by the Jammu police in the past one week. A similar module linked with TRF (LeT) was busted earlier in which 02 persons namely Raees Ahmad Dar S/O Ghulam Hassan Dar R/O Churath, Devsar, Qazigund and Sabzar Ahmad Sheikh S/o Ghulam Ahmad Sheikh R/o Ashmuji, Kulgam were arrested with one Ak series rifle, one pistol, two magazines of AK rifle, 60 rounds of AK rifle and 15 rounds of pistol.

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