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J&K police bust Jaish-e-Mohammad terror module

Breakthrough came while police were probing grenade attack on CRPF camp

The Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday busted a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror module by arresting three persons, an official said.

The breakthrough came while the police were investigating the grenade attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp at Sopore on January 25, a police spokesperson said. The three were picked up for questioning in connection with the attack.

“During questioning, the suspects confessed to their involvement in the attack. They were then formally placed under arrest,” the spokesperson said.

Ghulam Qadir Rather alias Kasir, Aijaz Ahmad Khan and Owais Khalid Dar were arrested from their home town of Sopore in Baramulla district.

Support from militants

“They revealed that JeM terrorists active in Sopore provided two grenades to these individuals for attacking the security forces to cause damage to life and property and instil fear in the public,” the spokesperson said. The official said one live grenade had been recovered.

On January 25, a grenade was hurled at a CRPF camp at Sopore, but it missed the target and exploded outside the camp. No one was injured.

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