The Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant, identified as Shahnawaz Ahmad Teli, was apprehended from Saharanpur. It was later found out that he hailed from Kulgam in Jammu and Kashmir.
Saharanpur: Two Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) operatives have been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Friday, officials said.
While one of the terrorists has been identified as Shahnawaz Ahmad Teli, a resident of Kulgam in Jammu and Kashmir, the other one remains unidentified. Both the terrorists were apprehended from Saharanpur.
It is believed that Teli was responsible for recruiting terrorists for JeM.
According to reports, the ATS raided a private hostel located near the Khankah police station after they got some inputs about the two militants hiding there.
It is expected that the terrorists will be questioned on the Pulwama terror attack, which killed at least 40 CRPF jawans.
The ATS has also detained a shopkeeper and 12 students, including 2 from Kashmir.
Meanwhile, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) has warned guarding agencies, including the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and the local police, to keep a ‘strict’ check on their establishments as they fear another Pulwama-like terror attack, especially in Delhi.
According to the sources, a message has been conveyed to all agencies to enhance the security of their establishments, especially those who are located in isolated places.
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Last Updated Feb 22, 2019, 2:18 PM IST