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Police say militant module of Ghaznavi Force busted in Poonch, three arrested

A module of J-K Ghaznavi Force (JKGF) was busted with the arrest of three suspected persons who were assigned the task of carrying out attacks in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police claimed on Tuesday.

A large quantity of arms and ammunition, including two pistols, four magazines with 100 rounds and four grenades, was recovered from the possession of one the arrested suspects identified as Jahangir Ali, a police spokesman said.

He said Ali was arrested along with the arms and ammunition during a joint search operation by police and Army from his village Kirni in Poonch.

“During investigation, it came to fore that the accused was meant to hand over the pistols and grenades to Basharat Khan and Sheraz of Surankote. Both of them were apprehended from different places,” the spokesman said.

The questioning of the trio revealed that they are associated with JKGF outfit and were tasked to carry out militant activities, particularly in Poonch district, he said.

He said an FIR under relevant sections of law has been lodged against the arrested persons and further investigation is on.

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