In a joint search operation, the 52 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operation Group Baramulla captured the militants. (Representative image) Photograph: (AFP)
Amid a crackdown on terror, the militants were nabbed during a joint search operation launched last night
Two local Jaish-e-Mohammad militants have been arrested in Kanispora area of Baramulla district in India's northern Jammu and Kashmir state amid a crackdown on terrorism, Indian news agency ANI reported.
The militants were nabbed during a joint search operation launched last night by Indian Army's 52 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operation Group (SOG) Baramulla. Ammunition besides an AK 47, a pistol and grenades were recovered from them, including Jaish and Hizbul Mujahideen stamps, the news agency said.
J&K: Two Jaish e Mohammad terrorists arrested in Baramulla, ammunition including one AK-47 and one pistol seized— ANI (@ANI_news) October 22, 2016
In another breakthrough for Indian security agencies, a Pakistani spy was arrested in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir.The spy named Bodh Raj was held while he was trying to escape. A map showing deployment of forces and two Pakistani SIM cards were also seized from him.
"This is a major breakthrough so far as national security is concerned and the arrest of some more persons is also likely in the days to come," the Samba police said in a statement, according to ANI.
The Samba district police said that based on the information received from military intelligence with regard to the involvement of Bodh Raj for his espionage activities and passing on vital information regarding deployment and movement of security forces to Pakistan, a special operation was conducted to nab him in the border area of Ramgarh.
Tensions continue to fester between India and Pakistan. On Friday, India's Border Security Force said that one terrorist and seven Pakistan Rangers were killed in Kathua district of J&K. BSF said it was retaliating to a sniper attack by Pakistan.
(WION with inputs from ANI)