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Uttar Pradesh: Anti-Terrorist Squad arrests two alleged JeM terrorists from Saharanpur

Two alleged terrorists caught from Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 22, 2019, 01.57 PM (IST)

The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) arrested two alleged Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists from Uttar Pradesh on Friday.

The arrest was made after the ATS wing received inputs about two suspicious men.

Director General of Police O P Singh said that the arrests were made from Deoband in Saharanpur district and the two men were identified as Shahnawaz Ahmad Teli from Kulgam and Aquib Ahmad Malik from Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir. 

The DGP also said that both the men were involved in recruiting members for the JeM.

Out of the two arrestees, one is said to be a grenade expert, the DGP added.

"Of the two Shahnawaz is said to be a grenade expert. We will seek transit remand and investigate when they came here from Kashmir and who is funding them and what was their target. We are in touch with Jammu and Kashmir Police, " the DGP said.

Asked whether the two men were involved in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, Singh said, "It's difficult to tell whether they came here before the Pulwama attack or after that. The probe is on." 

(With inputs from agencies)

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Director General of Police O P Singh said that the arrests were made from Deoband in Saharanpur district and the two men were identified as Shahnawaz Ahmad Teli from Kulgam and Aquib Ahmad Malik from Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir.