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Jaish militants arrested for Srinagar blasts

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Shujaat Bukhari

Night-long police operation

Bomb scare in cityMini bus carrying explosives, ammunition seizedPolice conduct night-long follow-up operation

SRINAGAR: A day after seven explosions rocked Srinagar, killing five persons and injuring 40, nine militants were arrested.

Saturday also saw bomb scare in the city. As a car remained unattended for some time on Residency Road, shopkeepers informed the police and the entire area was sealed. A bomb squad arrived but nothing was found in the vehicle that belonged to a contractor.

"There was nothing in it but people got suspicious. Everything is normal now," Haseeb Mughal, Superintendent of Police, Kothibagh, told The Hindu .

On Friday's blasts, Director-General of Police Gopal Sharma told a news conference: "By the time the seventh grenade was lobbed, we collected vital clues to the identity of the terrorists."

A mini-bus, carrying explosives and ammunition, was seized. "We recovered 30 UBGL grenades, eight grenades, two explosive detonators, five pencil timer chargers and rounds of AK 47 ammunition," Mr. Sharma said.

In a night-long operation, the nine militants of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad were arrested. They planned the attacks and divided the task among themselves.

Family involved

Sources said the father and a brother of two of the two arrested, Zubair and Sameer, were in jail in connection with militant activities.

"It is a family which is deeply involved in militancy. A year ago, a top commander was killed in their house," said a senior police officer.

The brother of another arrested person, Arif Shah, is also behind bars.

Fresh attack

ANI reports: Suspected militants launched a grenade attack on a bunker of the Central Reserve Police Force near the Khanyar shrine on Saturday. The explosion occurred in a park.

In New Delhi, Union Home Secretary V. K. Duggal held a security review meeting.

Special Secretary (Internal Security) in the Home Ministry G.S. Rajgopal, Delhi Police Commissioner K. K. Paul, Director-General of Military Operations Madan Gopal and senior officials from the Home and Defence Ministries attended.

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