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Three Kashmiri students with JeM links held in Jalandhar: Police

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The police arrested three Kashmiri students and seized an assault rifle and explosives in a raid at a college hostel in Jalandhar on Wednesday.

Punjab's of Police described the three students as a module of Kashmiri terror outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind and said they had links with Jaish-e-Mohammed.

The students were picked from the hostel of of Engineering Management and Technology, located at Shahpur on the outskirts of Jalandhar in a joint operation by Police and the Special Operations Group of and Kashmir Police.

The team seized two weapons, including an assault rifle, and explosives from the hostel room of second semester (Civil) student Zahid Gulzar, Arora said in a statement.

Gulzar is a resident of in

He was arrested along with two residents, Shah and

The DGP said the arrests followed leads about the activities of certain militant organisations and individuals operating in and Kashmir and

A case has been registered at station.

He said Police is working closely with and Kashmir Police to unravel the network built by these outfits in the two states.

He said the busting of the terror module indicated efforts by Pakistan's spy agency to expand the arc of militancy on India's western border.

Recently, another Shopian resident, Gazi Ahmad Malik, was picked up by at Banur in Patiala, where he was studying at a polytechnic.

The DGP said it was learnt that Gazi was closely related to Adil Bashir Sheikh, a J&K special police (SPO) who fled with seven rifles from the home of a MLA in

The SPO is suspected to have joined Hizbul Mujahideen, the said.

Gazi was later handed over to

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 20:35 IST