SRINAGAR: Busting the militant-police nexus, Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday arrested two of its policemen for supplying ammunition to militants of Hizbul Mujahideen in the Valley.
SP Shopian A S Dinkar told New Indian Express that on a specific information, an Over Ground Worker (OGW) of Hizbul Mujahideen Aadil Ahmed Negroo was arrested from Ramnagri village in south Kashmir Shopian district.
“We recovered some live rounds of AK 47 from his possession. We registered an FIR and started investigations,” he said.
During questioning of Adil, he named his friend Mudasir Ahmad, a resident of Kulgam, and said he had purchased some rounds of AK-47 rifle from two policemen and were to supply the ammunition to militants, Dinkar said.
He said Mudasir was also arrested and some live rounds of AK-47 rifle were recovered from his possession.
About 40 rounds of ammunition were recovered from Adil and Mudasir, he said.
“During sustained questioning of Mudasir, he named the two policemen from whom he had been purchased the bullets for supplying to militants,” the police officer said.
Both the policemen -- Constable Shabir Malik R/o Shopian posted in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal and Constable Nazir Ahmad R/o Kulgam posted at Shopian DPL – were arrested.
Dinkar said both the policemen are being questioned.
It was for the first time that policemen have been arrested in Valley for supplying ammunition to the militants.
Dinkar said during audit of ammunition of Shopian police headquarters, it was found that some rounds of AK-47 rifle had gone missing.
“The ammunition has been recovered from the two OGWs of Hizb arrested by police,” he said.
Sources said police is investigating for how long the policemen were supplying ammunition to the militants.
“Top police officials are questioning the arrested cops,” they said adding the officials are trying to ascertain how deep this nexus runs.