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3 students with links to Kashmir terror groups arrested in Punjab

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh/Srinagar 

In a joint operation, the Police and the of Police Wednesday arrested three students and busted a module of Kashmiri terror outfit (AGH) in

The students were nabbed from the hostel of of Engineering Management and Technology, located in Shahpur on the outskirts of Jalandhar, of Police said in a statement issued here.

The joint team, which conducted a raid at the hostel early this morning, also seized two weapons, including an Assault Rifle, and explosives from the hostel room of (Civil) student of second semester, Zahid Gulzar, resident of Rajpora, PS Awantipora, (J-K).

Zahid was arrested along with Mohd. alias Nadeem, resident of Pulwama Jammu and Kashmir, and Yusuf Rafiq Bhatt, resident of Noorpura, Pulwama J-K.

The DGP said the arrests followed the development and corroboration of various leads/inputs about the presence and activities of certain militant organisations/individuals operating in and

A case has been registered in PS Sadar in this regard.

Further investigations are in progress and the Police is working closely with the to unravel the entire conspiracy and network built by these outfits/individuals in Punjab and J-K, said the DGP.

He said the busting of the terror module belonging to AGH, and the seizure of weapons in Jalandhar, was indicative of efforts by Pakistan's ISI to expand the arc of militancy on India's western border.

It may be mentioned that Gazi Ahmad Malik, resident of Shopian, J-K, was recently picked-up by the from Banur, Patiala, (where he was studying in Aryans Group Polytechnic College).

It was learnt that Gazi was closely related to Adil Bashir Sheikh, a special police officers who had fled with seven Rifles from the residence of MLA in and was suspected to have joined Hizbul Mujahideen, a militant group, he said.

He was later handed over to the for further investigations.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 14:55 IST