JAMMU, NOV 09 – Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a terrorist module and arrested three persons in Jammu and said that a huge arms and ammunition has been recovered from their possession.
A police spokesman said that during the intervening night of 8/9 November, the Police party of PS Trikuta Nagar was clearing the traffic on National highway.
“During the said exercise, an oil tanker bearing registration number JK02BF 2965 stationed at Narwal was asked to move forward. The same truck again stopped near Environment Park,” police said.
The patrolling party of the concerned Police station when again asked to move forward, the driver took a U-Turn and again stopped the truck at the initial point i.e Narwal. This time while decongesting the area, it was noticed that it is the same truck which was asked earlier also to move forward, police said.
On questioning the same, the driver, rather than giving a satisfactory answer, he and his two associates entered into a scuffle with the Police party, police said.
On this, the Driver along with two associates were taken to the Police station and a case under FIR number 284 under section 353 was registered in PS Bahu Fort.
On this driver Mohd Yaseen, son of Mohd Ismael of Puchil Pampora, Farhan Farooq, son of Farooq Ahmed of Drangbal Pampore and Farooq Ahmed, son of Abdul Aziz Bhat of Drangbal Pampore were arrested.
“After the legal formalities, a signal was sent to the concerned Police stations of the accused regarding their involvements in any other case so as to know their antecedents. On this it came to the notice that the driver of the truck is involved in a ULAP case in Awantipora,” police said.
He is also a close associate of JeM as per the report of the concerned Police station. On this, suspicion arose and the Police party started questioning about the reason behind the unusual behaviour last night and to know about the association with the terrorists, if any.
After sustained interrogation, the driver Mohd Yaseen disclosed that they have come to Jammu to pick up weapons on behest of Shahbaaz, a handler of JeM, who is in Pakistan and was asked to handover to a terrorist in the Valley, police said.
“He also confessed that he had concealed a consignment of arms and ammunition in the oil tanker. Upon this the tanker was again searched in presence of a magistrate and the recoveries made thereof include – three AK-56 rifles, one pistol, nine Magazines, 191 rounds of ammunition, six grenades.”
The consistent effort of Jammu police in this case made the arrest of 3 persons, which includes two terrorist associates and recoveries of huge consignment of Arms and ammunition possible, police said.