2 cops held for supplying arms to terrorists in J&K

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Jammu and Kashmir Police has blown a lid off a major militant-police nexus after they arrested two constables for supplying ammunition to terrorists in south Kashmir.

The nexus was unearthed when police apprehended Adil Ahmad Negroo who was moving in suspicious conditions near a Circuit House naka in Shopian district of south Kashmir. During his frisking they recovered 25 live rounds of AK-47.

Negroo, an over-ground worker (OGW) of Hizbul Mujahedeen, was immediately taken into custody for interrogation. During his questioning he spilled the beans and named Constable Shabir Ahmad Malik who had allegedly provided him the live rounds.

Police immediately raided Constable Shabir Ahmad Malik and took him in custody from Ganderbal, where he was currently posted. During his questioning he revealed that he had received the consignment of 40 rounds from Constable Nazir Ahmad Najar, who too was taken into the custody.

Police have also arrested another OGW Mudasir Ahmad Mir who was part of the nexus to supply arms and ammunitions to the militants in south Kashmir.

Preliminary investigation reveals that the consignment was meant for Hizbul ultras Waseem Wagay alias Saifullah and Ishfaq Thoker alias Abrar.

“We have arrested a pair of OGWs and two constables. Initially we arrested an OGW and based on on his revelations two constables were held. One of the constable is posted in Ganderbal but a resident of Shopian and another constable was posted in my area,” said Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar, Superintendent of Police, Shopian.

Police is investigating whether they have supplied any arms and ammunition earlier to the militants as well. “As of now it is the only incident. But we are investigating the case,” said Shriram.

The arrests have come two months after police busted the module and arrested four OGWs including Constable Towseef Ahmad, who was posted as driver to the PDP MLA from Wachi constituency, Aijaz Ahmad Mir.

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