The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Gujarat Police have arrested four persons, including three Kashmiris, allegedly linked to an international outfit, media reports said today.
A special team of the ATS had been active for the past few days for special operations in Gujarat’s Porbandar and surrounding areas.
As per a report by The Hindu, they are linked with the Islamic State – Khorasan Province, an affiliate of the Islamic State, ATS sources said on Saturday.
ATS of Gujarat Police claimed to have arrested three Kashmir youths identified as Ubaid Nazir, Hanan Hayat Shawl, and Mohammad Hazim Shah. Another woman from Gujarat was also arrested.
A huge convoy of officials including Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad DIG Deepen Bhadran are in Porbandar. It is being speculated that officials including IG are here in connection with the secret operation. A convoy of officers arrived at the Special Operations Group (SOG) office in Porbandar, where the ATS has successfully completed the operation.
ATS sources added, DIG Deepan Bhadran, SP Sunil Joshi, DYSP KK Patel, DYSP Shankar Chowdhury along with other officials were involved in the operations.
“Scrutiny has also been intensified on all local persons associated with foreign nationals. Today the top officials of ATS or Gujarat Police can make an announcement about the entire operation,” ATS sources added.