New Delhi: On the intervening night of 8th and 9th November, the staff of police station were clearing traffic on the national highway. During the said exercise an oil tanker bearing registration number JK02BF 2965 stationed at Narwal was asked to move forward. The same truck was again stopped near Environment Park.
Truck driver scuffled with police personnel
The patrolling party of concerned Police station asked it to move forward again, the driver took a U-Turn and stopped the truck at the initial point i.e. Narwal.
This time while de-congesting the area, it was noticed that it is the same truck which was earlier asked to move forward. On questioning about this, the driver rather than giving a satisfactory answer, along with 2 of his associates entered into a scuffle with the Police party.
Following this, the Driver along with two associates were taken to the Police station and an FIR no.284 U/S 353 was registered in PS Bahu Fort. The driver Mohd. Yaseen S/O Mohd.Ismael R/O Puchil Pampora, Farhan Farooq S/O Farooq Ahmed R/O Drangbal Pampore and Farooq Ahmed S /O Abdul Aziz Bhat R/O Drangbal Pampore were arrested.
Accused involved in other cases, links with JeM
After the legal formalities, a signal was sent to the concerned Police stations of the accused regarding their involvements in any other case so as to know their antecedents. On doing this it came to notice that the driver of the truck is involved in a ULAP case in Awantipore.
He is also a close associate of JeM as per the report of the concerned Police station. On this, suspicion arose and the Police party started questioning about the reason behind the unusual behavior last night and to know about the association with the terrorists, if any.
Transporting weapons for Jem handler
After sustained interrogation the driver Mohd Yaseen disclosed that they have come to Jammu to pick up weapons. They are doing this on behest of Shahbaaz, a handler of JeM who is in Pakistan. They were was asked to handover it to a terrorist in the Valley. He also confessed that he has concealed a consignment of arms and ammunition in the oil tanker.
These weapons were recovered during search
Upon this the tanker was again searched in presence of a magistrate and the recoveries made thereof include – 3 AK-56 rifles, one pistol, 09 Magazines in number, 191 rounds of ammunition, 6 Grenades. The consistent effort of Jammu Police in this case made the arrest of 3 person, which includes 2 Terror associates and recoveries of huge consignment of Arms and ammunition possible.