‘Nabbed JeM militant was trying to kill a cop’

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 10/7/2019 3:07:10 PM

SRINAGAR, Oct 6: The militant who was apprehended earlier today is a local resident and had joined the proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad a month back, said DIG Baramulla.
“Acting on the specific information we were able to nab Mohsin Manzoor Salha, a local who had joined a terrorist outfit recently. His missing report was filed on August 23 and he had joined the outfit on August 31,” DIG NKR Baramulla Mohammad Suleman Choudhary said on Sunday while addressing a press conference here.
“Prima facie it makes us think that he was planning to kill a cop,” Choudhary added. Speaking about the operation, Choudhary said, “We built a checkpost and Baramulla police with the help of 52 Rashtriya Rifle (RR) and 53 battalion of the CRPF through which we were able to nab him.”
One pistol with a magazine full of live rounds was recovered from Salha's possession, according to the police. DIG North Kashmir also informed that in the past few months the forces had neutralized one of Salha's accomplices and arrested another. Further investigation in the matter is underway.
Earlier a police spokesman said, a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) ultra was arrested in Baramulla district of north Kashmir on Sunday.
Mohsin Manzoor Salhea, a resident of Arampora-Azadgunj area, was arrested on a credible input during an anti-militant operation in Baramulla town, he said.
According to the spokesperson, Salhea was affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM and was wanted in two cases registered at the Baramulla police station this year. Salhea was part of a group involved in planning and executing terror attacks in the area, he said. Incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, were recovered from his possession, the spokesperson said.

 

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