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3 students of Jalandhar institute arrested for terror links; assault rifle seized
jkupdate.com | 10-Oct-2018 05:38 AM
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  • The police claim to have busted a terror module of Kashmiri terror outfit, Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH).




CHANDIGARH/JALANDHAR: Punjab Police and Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday arrested three students of a Jalandhar institute for alleged terror links.

By their arrest, the police claim to have busted a terror module of Kashmiri terror outfit, Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH).

The students were nabbed from the hostel of CT Institute of Engineering Management and Technology located in Shahpur on the outskirts of Jalandhar, DGP Suresh Arora said in a statement issued here.

The joint team, which conducted a raid at the hostel on Wednesday morning, also recovered two weapons, including an assault rifle, as well as explosives from the hostel room of B Tech (civil) student of second semester, Zahid Gulzar. Zahid was detained along with Mohd Idriss Shah and Yusuf Rafiq Bhatt.

The DGP said the arrests followed the development and corroboration of various leads/inputs about the presence and activities of certain militant organisations/individuals operating in J&K and Punjab.

A case under the IPC, Arms Act, Explosives Act and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act has been registered.

Punjab Police are working closely with J&K Police to unravel the entire conspiracy and network built by these outfits/individuals in Punjab and J&K, the DGP said.

He said the busting of the terror module belonging to AGH and the recovery of weapons in Jalandhar, showed efforts by Pakistan’s ISI to expand the arc of militancy on India’s western border.

One Gazi Ahmad Malik was recently picked by Punjab Police from Banur in Patiala (where he was studying in Aryans Group Polytechnic). Gazi was said to be closely related to Adil Bashir Sheikh, the J&K Police SPO who had fled with seven rifles in Srinagar and was suspected to have joined Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. He was later handed over to J&K Police.

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