Indian government forces claimed to have arrested a Jaish-e-Mohammad militant and an overground worker in separate operations in Anantnag district on Tuesday.
Acting on specific information that militants were planning to kill policemen and snatch their weapons in Anantnag town, forces established checkpoints at multiple locations to track down the ultras, a police spokesman said.
“During checking, recently recruited Ayaaz Ahmad Bhat and affiliated with JeM, was arrested. Arms, ammunition including one Chinese pistol, one magazine and seven live rounds were recovered from his possession,” he said.
Forces launched another operation following a tip-off about plans of grenade lobbing in Anantnag, the spokesman said.
“One militant associate Rayees Ahmad Mir linked with JeM was arrested. Incriminating material including one hand grenade was recovered from his possession,” he claimed.