Jammu. In a major success, J&K Police on Wednesday busted a terror module and arrested three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) operatives from Narwal area of Jammu. Huge quantity of drone dropped arms and ammunition have also been recovered from their possession which was being taken to Srinagar in an oil tanker.
Police spokesperson said the Jaish module was assigned the task of transporting the weapons sent by a Pakistani handler from across the border to Kashmir. The accused, travelling in an oil tanker, were questioned during routine checking at a checkpoint. On finding their answers evasive, they were put under interrogation.
The arrested trio have been identified as driver Mohammad Yaseen of Puchil Pampore, Farhan Farooq and Farooq Ahmed of Drangbal Pampore. During the investigation, police came to know that the truck driver was involved in a UAPA case in Awantipora.
“After sustained interrogation, the driver, Mohammad Yaseen, disclosed that they had come to Jammu to pick up weapons on the behest of one Shahbaaz, a JeM handler in Pakistan and subsequently had to hand over the weapons to a terrorist in Valley. He also confessed to having concealed a consignment of arms and ammunition in the oil tanker,” the spokesperson said.
Upon his disclosure, the tanker was again searched in the presence of magistrate and huge cache of arms and ammunition – including three AK-56 rifles, a pistol, nine magazines, 191 rounds of ammunition and six grenades was seized.