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Two militants arrested in Rajouri

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Security forces arrested two militants at a checkpoint in Jammu and Kashmir's district today, police said.

A joint check-post of Police, 72 battalion of CRPF and Army (38 RR) was set up on Rajouri-DKG road in the early hours after weapons and ammunition were stolen by some militants from a police barrack during the night, SSP, Rajouri, told

Security personnel were conducting random frisking of vehicles when the two motorcycle-borne militants reached the spot and were signalled to stop, the SSP said.

The duo sped from the spot and started firing at chasing security personnel, he said.

However, jawans of police, Army and CRPF overpowered the two.

The arrested militants have been identified as 22-year-old and 22-year-old of district, the SSP said.

Both are involved in militancy-related cases of in district, he said.

An Insas rifle with three magazines and 49 live cartridges along with two empty fired cartridges was recovered from their possession, he said.

Police personnel deployed at police post BGSB Shrine Shahdra Sharif informed officers that an Insas with magazines has been stolen by unidentified men from the police barrack, he said.

During initial interrogation, both the arrested militants said they stole weapons and magazines from the police barrack, said.

The duo was to join Hizbul Mujahideen outfit in district and were in constant touch with Zeenat-ul-Islam operating in South Kashmir, he said.

A case has been registered in Police Station Thanamandi, he said.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 13:55 IST