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Cop arrested for links with terrorists in J&K

Head Constable Mohammad Sharief, who was absconding since the last one week, was arrested on Tuesday.

india Updated: Sep 06, 2006 11:43 IST

A head constable has been arrested for allegedly having links with terrorists in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said in Jammu on Wednesday.

Head Constable Mohammad Sharief, who was absconding since the last one week, was arrested on Tuesday from Rajouri town. Sharief was posted at the district police lines at Rajouri, they said.

His wife Ruksana Begum was earlier detained for questioning after recovery of a satellite phone from their house in Kalaban area of Rajouri district. The couple was allegedly using it to contact Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists.

Sharief had gone underground soon after the arrest of a JeM financial chief Amzad and his associates. He has been sent for detailed interrogation, sources said.

Police suspect that Sharief was involved in transferring money to terrorists through 'hawala' transactions, supplying information and even arms and ammunition.

Meanwhile, security forces have busted two terrorist hideouts and recovered arms and explosives.

At Mankot in Mendhar tehsil, security forces recovered one pistol, 389 sniper rounds, 34 AK rounds and one RPG ammunition.

They recovered three kg RDX, 20 AK rounds, one magazine, three remote control IED circuits, four grenades and two detonators from Loharki, sources said.