Anantnag Police arrests 2 OGWs with Live Grenade; says police

June 24: Anantnag police claimed to have arrested two OGWs and recovered live grenade from their possession.

Today at about 1200 hours, a joint Naka (checkpoint) was established by Anantnag Police and Ist RR at Tulkhan crossing new National Highway.

“During checking two persons were found roaming around suspiciously. The Naka party apprehended them tactfully and they were searched. One live grenade was recovered from their possession. They were identified as Amin Ahmad Sofi son of Abdul Jabar resident of Charligund Awantipora and Tanveer Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Ahmad resident of Chechikot Awantipora,” a police statement issued here said.

Further investigation revealed that they were assisting the HM militant Hamad Khan operating in Tral area and were involved in the grenade attack at Goriwan Bijbehara on 23rd of May this year in which 10 civilians were injured, he said.

Police has registered a case in the instant matter and further ivestigation is going on, he said.

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