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Jammu and Kashmir: JeM terror module busted, 3 arrested

According to a cop, the police were investigating the grenade attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp at Sopore on January 25 when they achieved the breakthrough.   

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New Delhi Published on: February 02, 2019 19:08 IST
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A Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror module was busted by the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday, and three people were arrested. 

According to a cop, the police were investigating the grenade attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp at Sopore on January 25 when they achieved the breakthrough. 

The three were picked up for questioning in connection with the attack, he added.

"During questioning, the suspects confessed to their involvement in the attack. They were then formally placed under arrest," the spokesperson said.

Ghulam Qadir Rather alias Kasir, Aijaz Ahmad Khan and Owais Khalid Dar were arrested from their hometown of Sopore in Baramulla district.

"They also revealed that the JeM terrorists active in Sopore provided two grenades to these individuals for throwing on the security forces to cause damage to life and property and instill fear among the general public," he added.

The official said one live grenade was recovered at the instance of the arrested persons. 

On January 25, a grenade was hurled a CRPF camp at Sopore but the explosive missed the intended target and exploded outside the camp. No one was hurt in the incident. 

(With PTI inputs)

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