Police claims busting JeM module, 3 held
Srinagar: Police Saturday busted a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) module with the arrest of three people, an official said.
The breakthrough came while the police were investigating the grenade attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp at Sopore on January 25, a police spokesperson said.
The three were picked up for questioning in connection with the attack, he added.
“During questioning, the suspects confessed to their involvement in the attack. They were then formally placed under arrest,” the spokesperson said.
GhulamQadir Rather alias Kasir, Aijaz Ahmad Khan and Owais Khalid Dar were arrested from their hometown of Sopore in Baramulla district.
“They also revealed that the JeM militants active in Sopore provided two grenades to these individuals for throwing on the security forces to cause damage to life and property and instill fear among the general public,” he added.
The official said one live grenade was recovered at the instance of the arrested persons.
On January 25, a grenade was hurled a CRPF camp at Sopore but the explosive missed the intended target and exploded outside the camp.
No one was hurt in the incident. (PTI)