The Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday arrested two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists from Saharanpur, reports said. They crackdown on Jaish-e-Muhammad terror recruiters Shahnawaz Teli & Aaqib Ahmed Malik of Kulgam and Pulwama.
The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of the Uttar Pradesh Police raided a private hostel located near the Khankah police station and took 10 people into custody out of which two were arrested.
The suspected terrorists have been identified as Shahnawaz Ahmed Teli and Aqib Ahamed Malik. Teli is a resident of Jammu & Kashmir’s Kulgam district and he is suspected to be involved in the suicide car bomb attack on the CRPF jawans which claimed 40 lives. Primary reports suggest that Teli played a key role in recruiting terrorists on Jaish’s orders while the identity of the other accused has not been confirmed yet.
Police said he was in Deoban to recruit youths for his organisation. Aqib is from Pulwama in south Kashmir and was also trying to find new recruits for Jaish-e-Mohammed, the police said.
Police said the ATS received input from an “alert student”, who informed about some youths staying at Deobad without taking admission in any course and trying to find recruits for Jaish-e-Mohammed. A team of ATS raided their rooms and recovered pistols and live cartridges among other articles.
They were looking out to recruit terrorists in disguise of getting education. Incriminating details recovered.
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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The February 14 attack on the CRPF convoy has changed the dynamics of militancy in the Kashmir Valley. At least 44 CRPF jawans were killed and dozens injured in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on the 14th of February.
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