Shahnawaz (L) is from Kulgam and Aqib (R) is from Pulwama [File Photo/ANI]
Shahnawaz (L) is from Kulgam and Aqib (R) is from Pulwama [File Photo/ANI]

Phone data of suspected terrorist being analysed: UP ATS

ANI | Updated: Feb 25, 2019 23:55 IST

Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb 25 (ANI): In a recent development, the phone data extraction of the two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists who were arrested on Friday has concluded while the analysis of extracted data is still underway, the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) said on Monday.
"The phone data extraction was done while the analysis of data is still going on," said, Aseem Arun, Inspector General (IG) Anti-Terrorism Squad adding that some persons connected with the two arrested individuals were also questioned in Saharanpur.
On Friday, Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad got two days custody of the two suspected Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists who were nabbed from Saharanpur on Thursday.
However, the two suspected terrorists couldn't be produced in the court on Saturday due to protests by lawyers.
The lawyers were protesting outside the court premises against the terrorists who belong to Pakistan-based JeM.It is worth mentioning that the arrest of the terrorists came in the wake of the ghastly terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir in which as many as 40 CRPF personnel were killed.
The police alleged that the duo was living in Deoband, posing as students to brainwash and recruit local youth to join the terror outfit.
"After receiving inputs, the two suspected terrorists were caught yesterday from Saharanpur by our ATS wing. They are suspected to have links with JeM and both are from Kashmir," Uttar Pradesh DGP OP Singh had said.
Singh had said: "The police recovered two weapons and live cartridges from their possession, apart from large quantities of objectionable literature, and videos and photographs of the JeM terrorists."
"Of the two, Shahnawaz is believed to be a grenade expert. We will seek transit remand and produce them in Lucknow ATS court. We will also urge the court for police remand so that we can know when they came here from Kashmir and who is funding them and what was their target," the Uttar Pradesh DGP stated.
Further investigation in the matter is still underway. (ANI)