The government forces in Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday claimed to have arrested two supporters of militant group Jaish-e-Muhammad.
The arrests were made in Awantipora in Pulwama districts.
Police claimed Shezaan Gulzar Beigh from Gadhikhal and Waseem-ul-Rehman Sheikh from Midoora were involved in providing shelter, support and logistics to militants, besides transporting arms and ammunition in Awantipora and Tral of south Kashmir and passing sensitive information to the militants.
“Incriminating materials, including ammunition, have been recovered from both the arrested persons,” Kashmir police said, adding that the arrests were made during an operation with Indian army and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force.
The police said the arrested militant associates have been in touch with Pakistani commanders through various social media platforms and one of the arrested had visited Pakistan and met some militant commanders there.
“A lot of false narratives have been uploaded on a Facebook page being operated by one of the arrested persons to influence and misguide the gullible youth towards the path of militancy,” the police said.