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Maqsudan police station blast: 2 Kashmiri students arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Two Kashmiri college students, allegedly associated with --a terrorist outfit with links to Jaish-e-Mohammed, have been arrested in connection with the station hand grenade blast case, officials said Monday.

The Kashmir-based (AGH) is headed by alias Zakir Mussa, who masterminded and guided the attacks, police said.

(22) and (23), students of an engineering college in Jalandhar, have been arrested, they said.

According to police, it is the second such case of arrest of Kashmiri students linked with in the state. In October, police had arrested three Kashmiri students from the hostel of another engineering college in Jalandhar.

DGP said in a release that four persons were involved in carrying out the hand grenade blasts inside the station in Jalandhar on September 14.

Apart from Shahid and Fazil, alias Rouf and alias Gazi were also involved in the act. Rouf and Gazi are absconding, the said.

The police said AGH's of in had contacted Shahid and Fazil when they were in the Valley. He reportedly radicalised them and also exhorted the students to work for the terror outfit.

Giving further details, the DGP said Rouf and Gazi travelled to Jalandhar by bus where they met Shahid and Fazil around Maqsudan Chowk, located near the station.

Arora said Fazil was arrested by the Police from Awantipora in on November 3 and Shahid was picked up from Jalandhar on November 4.

An FIR under IPC Section 307 (attempt to murder) and the Explosives Act was registered against them at police station division number one, Jalandhar Commissionerate.

Expressing concern over targeting police stations in Punjab, the DGP appealed to the student community in the state not to fall prey to the designs of militant elements and anti-national forces.

The blast had occurred in in a busy area of Punjab's Jalandhar city on September 14 in which a police personnel sustained minor injuries.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 21:25 IST