Two men arrested while going to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir for arms training

The two arrested men said they were motivated by Hizbul Mujahideen militant to join the militant ranks and go to PoK for arms training.

india Updated: Nov 01, 2017 09:40 IST
Abhishek Saha
Abhishek Saha
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
Security personnel in position during an encounter in Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI file photo)

Two men on their way to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir allegedly to receive training as militants were nabbed in the frontier district of Kupwara in north Kashmir, police said on Tuesday.

“They identified themselves as Danish Ghulam Lone (20) and Suhail Ahmad Bhat (21), both from Pulwama district,” Kupwara’s senior superintendent of police Shamsheer Hussain told reporters.

The men were arrested after a cordon was laid in the area and they were found moving suspiciously, in their attempts to cross over to the other side, Hussain said.

“Some incriminating documents, including the map of areas adjoining to LoC (Line of Control) and some posters of HM outfit, were also recovered from the possession of the arrested youths,” he added.

The arrested men disclosed during preliminary interrogation that they were motivated by an active Hizbul Mujahideen militant, Adnan, operating in Pulwama/Awantipora of south Kashmir, to join the militant ranks and go to PoK for arms training, police said.

“They further disclosed that said HM terrorist Adnan had also asked them to visit the Central Jail Srinagar and meet one HM cadre Ishaq Paul, a militant under detention,” Hussain said.

India accuses Pakistan of training and then sending militants across the border to launch attacks and support a separatist movement against the government. Pakistan denies the allegations.

First Published: Nov 01, 2017 09:39 IST