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Cops suspended for arms' supply to terrorists

india Updated: Aug 01, 2006 16:14 IST

Two policemen were suspended and the services of a special police officer terminated on Tuesday after they were arrested last week in Doda district for allegedly supplying terrorists with seized weapons.

"The two arrested policemen, head constable Nisar Ahmed and constable Ashiq Hussain, were suspended on Tuesday and SPO Mohammad Yousef was dismissed from services for involvement in stealing of arms from the Kishtwar police station store for supplying to terrorists," officials said in Jammu.

They were being questioned by at the joint interrogation centre, they said.

A police team arrested the SPO at Thatri Naka in Doda district a few days back and recovered 2 AK assault rifles, 5 magazines, 90 rounds and 2 mobile phone handsets from him.

Yousef told interrogators he was taking the weapons for handing over to terrorists in Thatri.

He said the firearms were given to him by two policemen who used to steal seized weapons from the store of Kishtwar police station.

Based on his disclosures, a case was registered against the two policemen and they were arrested, the officials said.