Affiliate of Zakir Musa arrested with 08 Grenades in Jammu

August 06

In a major breakthrough police have arrested a Militant with eight live grenades and 60,000 cash from Gandhi Nagar area here and foiled an attempt to carry out serial grenade blasts attack in the winter capital and New Delhi on Independence Day.

“We have already sounded alert in the winter capital ahead of Independence Day and as a part of enhanced security grid, police team late night on Sunday at a check point near Chatri Morh in Gandhi Nagar intercepted a pedestrian on suspicion and during frisking recovered explosives ith cash from his possession,” S D Singh Jamwal, IGP Jammu here told reporters.

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He said, “During check police apprehend one Arfan Hassan Wani, son of Late Gulam Hassan Wani, resident of Danger, Awantipora, Kashmir as eight live grenades and a cash worth Rs 60,000 was recovered from his possession.”The IGP said that he had to leave for the national capital with grenades and was on way to keep them in a hideout.

“As per initital investigations, he was a member of Zakir Musa headed group and was in touch with Rehaan, second to Musa,” he added and said that he is being interrogated while investigation into the matter are in progress.

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