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Arrested jawans not Armymen: Patil

The Home Minister says the three held in J&K belong to Rashtriya Rifles.
None | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2006 09:20 PM IST

Home Minister Shivraj Patil on Wednesday said the three persons nabbed in Jammu and Kashmir for their alleged links with terrorists belong to India Reserve Battalion (IRB) and not the Army.

"They are not Armymen but from IRB," he said in the Rajya Sabha intervening in a short duration discussion on the Mumbai blasts.

The Home Minister's remarks came soon after senior BJP leader Murali Manohar Joshi referred to media reports about the arrest of the three for their alleged links with terrorists.

The three were arrested on Saturday for suspected links with a LeT commander.

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