Two Kashmiri college students, allegedly associated with Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind --a terrorist outfit with links to Jaish-e-Mohammed, have been arrested in connection with the Maqsudan police station hand grenade blast case, officials said Monday.
According to police, it is the second such case of arrest of Kashmiri students linked with AGH in the state. In October, police had arrested three Kashmiri students from the hostel of another engineering college in Jalandhar.
The police said AGH's recruiter Amir of Dada Sara Tral in Kashmir 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 Maqsudan police station.
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 Maqsudan police station in a busy area of Punjab's Jalandhar city on September 14 in which a police personnel sustained minor injuries.
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