5 terrorists of Islamic State JK held in Kashmir

Srinagar/ September 4: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday said that they have arrested five “uncategorised” terrorists of Islamic State JK  (ISJK) who they said helped in the execution of Pandach terrorist attack in which two BSF personnel were killed in May this year.

The J&K Police said they have arrested five “uncategorized militants” of ISJK who helped in transporting, logistics, planning and executing the attack.

An FIR under sections 302 and 395 of the IPC, sections 7/25, 7/ 27 of the Arms Act, sections 16, 18, 19, 23 ULAP Act have been registered at Police Station Soura, Srinagar. “During further investigation, four vehicles were detained which includes two private ambulances functioning at the Srinagar Medical College, a motorbike and a scooty. Accordingly approval for seizure of the above vehicles was sought from the DGP JKP Dilbagh Singh,” the J&K Police said in a statement.

Ambulance used by the Islamic State JK terrorists in Kashmir. (Photo: News Intervention)

Following the approval from the DGP, both the vehicles were seized. “The ambulance, bearing registration number JK-01 AD 0915 was used to transport the militants from Bijbehara to Pandach, Srinagar. Bike no. JK-01 AH 2989 and Scooty bearing number JK-01 V 8288 were used to carry out the attack and escape after looting weapons from the injured jawans,” read the statement.

“Ambulance JK-01 AF 9417 was used to transport the militants back to Bijbehara from Srinagar.”

Categorized terrorists of the ISJK involved in the attack have been killed in two separate encounters at Zadibal, Srinagar and Hatigam, Bijbehara and looted weapons of BSF personnel have been recovered.

Sageer Ahmad
Sageer Ahmad
Sageer Ahmad is a research scholar based in Jammu & Kashmir.

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