Baramulla: Arrested JeM militants part of module involved in attack on Army convoy in August

| Updated: Oct 22, 2016 16:29 IST

Jammu [India], Oct. 22 (ANI): The two local Jaish-e-Mohammad militants who were arrested last night in a massive operation in Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir, were part of the module involved in a terrorist attack on an Army convoy on August 16th this year in Khwajabagh Baramulla, in which two Army men and one police man were killed The militants namely Safeer Ahmad Bhat and Farhaan Fayaz were arrested in a joint operation by the 52 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group (SOG) Baramulla. These individuals were part of JeM terror module operating in Baramulla town and adjacent areas headed by one Pakistani terrorist operating by code name Khalid. This module along with the arrested duo were involved in a terrorist attack on Army convoy on August 16 this year in Khwajabagh Baramulla in which two Army men and one police men were killed. Ammunition besides an AK 47, a pistol and grenades were recovered from them, including Jaish and Hizbul Mujahideen stamps. Meanwhile, in a major breakthrough regarding national security, a Pakistani spy was arrested in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir as he was making attempts to escape. The spy named Bodh Raj was held along with two Pakistani SIM cards and a map showing deployment of forces was also seized from him. The Samba District Police said that based on the information received from Military Intelligence with regard to the involvement of Bodh Raj for his espionage activities and passing on vital information regarding deployment and movement of security forces to Pakistan, a special operation was conducted to nab him in the border area of Ramgarh. "This is a major breakthrough so far as national security is concerned and the arrest of some more persons is also likely in the days to come," the Samba Police said in a statement. Earlier, a massive house-to-house search operation was launched in Baramulla after security forces received intelligence of active terror hideouts. One such operation was held earlier as well in which Chinese and Pakistan flags were recovered besides some arms and ammunition. the Army and the JK Police are sweeping through the area to locate after receiving wind of untoward elements as the entire city of Baramulla is on lockdown. Earlier, terror group Laskar-e-Taiba had warned the Baramulla SHO for carrying out an operation in which at least 44 were arrested for terror-related activities. The crackdown was part of a joint operation by the Army, the BSF, the CRPF and police in several localities, including Qazi Hamam, Ganai Hamam, Taweed Gunj and Jamia, considered safe havens for terrorists. (ANI)