SRINAGAR: Police have arrested three Jaish-e-Mohammed militants involved in an attack on a police post in Srinagar in which a policeman was injured, within 30 hours of the attack.
“We have arrested three Jaish militants involved in the April 26 evening attack on a police post in Chanapora area of Srinagar in which a policeman was critically injured, and is still undergoing treatment in hospital,” Haseeb Mughal, SSP Srinagar, told reporters.
He identified the arrested militants as Junaid, Mushtaq and Latief.
Giving the details, Mughal said three militants arrived on a motorbike near the police post, and one of them, Junaid, went inside thrice to do the recce for the attack.
“After finding that a policeman doing sentry duty was not having any backup, he and his associate Mushtaq, who was wearing a pheran (long coat) and helmet entered the police post. When the policeman asked Mushtaq to lift his pheran, he fired two rounds from a pistol towards the cop, who also fired in the air. The policeman was injured, but the militants failed to snatch his rifle after he resisted and other policemen fired in the air,” he said.
Mughal said the militants escaped from the spot, and immediately afterwards, police launched an operation to track them down. Mughal said the arrested trio belonged to Budgam district.