Six arrested on charges of grenade throwing and pasting election boycott posters

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Srinagar: Six persons have been arrested on charges of throwing grenades and for pasting “threat posters of election
boycott” in Tral and Sangam areas in south Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday.

“Police along with 42RR and 180 BN CRPF busted a (militant) associate network of Jaish-e-Mohammad involved in grenade lobbing incidents in Tral Pulwama and Sangam areas of Anantnag district,” a police spokesperson said in a statement.

“The arrested (militant) associates have been in contact with Pakistani handlers and have targeted government forces by lobbing grenades in recent past,” he said, adding, “The arrested persons have been involved in pasting of threat poster of election boycott in Tral areas.”

The arrested have been identified as Aijaz Ahmad Bhat of Larow Tral, Mohammad Amin Khan of Handoora Tral, Umer Jabar Dar of Wagad Tral, Suhail Ahmad Bhat of Dogripora Awantipora, Sameer Ahmad Lone of Darganiegund Tral and Rafiq Ahmad Khan of Handoora Tral.

“Incriminating material including explosive substance has been recovered from the possession of the arrested persons,” he said. A case (FIR No. 99/2020 and 109/2020) under “relevant sections of law” stands registered against the them in Police Station Tral, he added. (GNS)

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