Punjab Police and Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested three students of a Jalandhar institute for alleged terror links. By their arrest, the police claim to have busted a terror module of Kashmiri terror outfit, Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH).
The students were nabbed from the hostel of CT Institute of Engineering Management and Technology located in Shahpur on the outskirts of Jalandhar, DGP Suresh Arora said in a statement issued here.
The joint team, which conducted a raid at the hostel on Wednesday morning, also recovered two weapons, including an assault rifle, as well as explosives from the hostel room of B Tech (civil) student of second semester, Zahid Gulzar. Zahid was detained along with Mohd Idriss Shah and Yasir Rafiq Bhatt.
Addressing the media in Jalandhar, CP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said one of the students arrested at Jalandhar is a cousin of Zakir Musa aka Zakir Rashid Bhat who heads Ansar-Ghazwat-ul-Hind. Student Rafiq Bhat is Musa's cousin.
Police are yet clueless on how explosives and AK-47 made way into the college. The DGP said the arrests followed the development and corroboration of various leads/inputs about the presence and activities of certain militant organisations/individuals operating in J&K and Punjab.