Indian police arrests three Islamic State operatives from Kashmir

Published By ITCT News Desk On : November 25, 2018
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India-administered Kashmir: Three militants belonging to the Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) were arrested by the Delhi police from Srinagar on Sunday.

The special cell of Delhi police, that traveled to Srinagar to track and nab the three militants, has recovered hand grenades and weapons from their possession. The trio was planning a big attack in the national capital, NDTV quoted a senior officer as saying.

The militants have been identified as Tahir Ali Khan, Haris Mushtaq Khan and Asif Suhail Nadaf. The police said the men, all from Kashmir, were carrying three hand grenades and two pistols.

During interrogation, they disclosed about an underground hideout located at an apple orchard in Awantipora, which was frequently visited by the IS-inspired module members.

The hideout had logistical items like gas cylinders, clothing materials and cooking items, the police said.

The accused were involved in three terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir recently, the officer said.

They also disclosed that one Ehtesham Bilal Sofi, a resident of Srinagar who was doing his graduation from a university in Greater Noida, had also joined the ISJK.

Sofi has been missing since 28 October from his college. Later, his pictures purportedly showing him in a black outfit appeared on the social media, indicating that he had joined the ISJK.

Two pistols, 14 live cartridges, three grenades, four mobile phones containing details about the IS, black flags, a motorcycle and a wifi hotspot were also seized from their possession.

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