Two Terror Suspects Held, One Resembles Sketch of Accomplice of Naved

NIA yesterday issued sketches of two absconding accomplices of Naved Yakub who was captured after the Udhampur attack.

Published: 19th August 2015 11:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th August 2015 11:43 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat police today nabbed two terror suspects from Jammu and Kashmir who were planning to enter Maharashtra through Tapi district, one of whom resembled the sketch of absconding accomplices of Pakistani terrorist Naved Yakub issued by NIA, a police officer said.

The two were held at Songadh check-post on Gujarat- Maharashtra border in Tapi district of Gujarat by special operations group and handed over to the state Anti-Terrorism Squad.

"Two suspects who belong to Kashmir have been detained from Tapi District. Face and features of one of them are similar to a person in sketches of two suspects released by the NIA recently," said the superintendent of police, Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad, Himanshu Shukla.

However, Shukla added, "So far there is nothing to say that they are terrorists. Till now we can say there is no material to say that they are involved in terrorist activities."

NIA yesterday issued sketches of two absconding accomplices of Naved Yakub who was captured after the Udhampur attack.

Shukla said the two arrested men would be brought to Ahmedabad for interrogation.

The NIA has declared a reward of Rs 5 lakh each for Zarghan alias Mohammed Bhai, aged about 38-40 years, and Abu Okasha, aged about 17-18 years, who were suspected to be involved alongwith Naved in the attack on BSF convoy in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5.

Two BSF personnels were killed in the attack.

Superintendent of police, Tapi district, M K Nayak had said earlier that the two were captured only on suspicion.

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