Srinagar, April 28: All three militants involved in the attack on a police post in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar district on Friday have been arrested, police said on Sunday.
Srinagar’s Senior Superintendent of Police Haseeb Mughal told a media conference that all three militants who attacked Chanapora police post were arrested within 30 hours of the incident.
“We immediately strengthened our intelligence grid and based on the intelligence gathered, we have succeeded in arresting all the three militants involved in the unsuccessful weapon-snatching attempt at Chanapora police post,” he said.
Narrating the sequence of events, Mughal said that the three militants, identified as Junaid, Mushtaq and Lateef, came to the police post on a motorcycle on Friday evening, but parked the vehicle some distance away.
“Junaid went into the police post on the pretext of finding out the status of his passport verification. He came back and told his accomplices that the constable on guard duty did not seem to have any back up.
“After this, Mushtaq entered the police post and fired with his pistol at the constable who was injured but retaliated. The weapon snatching attempt did not succeed because the service rifle of the injured constable was tied to his belt through a chain.
“Other policemen inside the post also fired forcing the militants to flee.”
The SSP said the weapon-snatching attempt had been masterminded by Waseem, an active militant in Pulwama district.
He said a Chinese pistol, two magazines and six live rounds of ammunition were recovered from the arrested persons in addition to the motorcycle they used.
Based on the disclosures made by the arrested militants, further arrests are likely in this incident, he said.
Constable Feroze Ahmed, who was injured in the attack, is undergoing treatment in a local hospital here