Two Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) operatives Shahnawaz Ahmed and his associate have been arrested in a joint operation by the police and the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) from Saharanpur on Thursday.
“Yesterday after inputs two suspected terrorists were caught from Saharanpur by our ATS wing. They are linked to JeM and both are from Kashmir. Shahnawaz is from Kulgam and Aqib is from Pulwama,” UP DGP OP Singh said on Friday.
ALSO READ: Why is the PM silent on Kashmiri students being targetted: Omar…
Of the two Shahnawaz is said to be a grenade expert. “We will seek transit remand and investigate when they came here from Kashmir and who is funding them and what was their target. We are in touch with J&K Police,” said DGP Singh.
Earlier on Friday, the United Nations Security Council condemned the Pulwama attack and named Pakistan-based terror outfit JeM in its statement.
ALSO READ: Forfeiting match worse than surrender, says Tharoor on cricket World Cup…
The five permanent members of UNSC – China, France, Russia, UK and the US – underlined the need to hold perpetrators of this “heinous and cowardly” act of terrorism accountable and bring the victims’ families to justice.
Forty security personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed when an explosives-laden vehicle rammed into a convoy of 78 vehicles on 14 February. JeM had claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing.
Click here for Latest News updates and viral videos on our AI-powered smart news genie