Police have arrested a Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) resident and recovered a satellite phone from him at Chakan-Da-Bagh area in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said today.
45-year-old Tufail Hussain Shah of Mahajir colony in Islamagarh belt in PoK's Mirpur became the first cross-LoC visitor to be arrested by police last evening since the opening of Chakan-Da-Bagh route for civilians of both parts of the divided state on November 21, 2005, they said.
Tufail, who travelled along with 20 divided family members from PoK to Jammu and Kashmir last evening, had concealed a satellite telephone and accessories in an iron truck and Army troops and police recovered it at Chakan-Da-Bagh immigration centre, they said.
They said that Tufail was taken into custody by police after more than a two-hour-long questioning and a case was registered against him at Poonch police station.
The PoK resident is being sent to Joint Interrogation Centre (JIC) after which it would be decided whether he is to be booked under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act or Enemy Agent Ordinance, they said.
Meanwhile, on getting information about Tufail's arrest, two LeT militants, who had reached the bus stand at Poonch to take the satellite phone for a Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) commander, slipped away and a manhunt has been launched to track them down, they said.
Tufail later confessed before police that the satellite phone was to be collected by the militants in Poonch town after matching the code words "Peer Saheb Ne Bheja Hai".