Arrested militant reveals handler's threat behind snatching security personnel's rifles

Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], April 28 (ANI): The militant who was arrested on Friday after the security forces foiled a bank robbery bid in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag, asserted that the handler of the group threatened to kill if they didn't snatch the security personnel's rifles.

"Handler of the group didn't give me any gun but advised me to snatch security personnel's rifle. He had also threatened to kill me if I would not have done it. While the Handler only had a pistol in his hands," militant told ANI.

The arrested militant has been identified as Muneeb Ahmad Malla belonging to Reshipora in Shopian district.

Two militants earlier in the day opened fire after entering the Jammu and Kashmir Bank, in Mehandi Kadal in Anantnag.

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) head constable sustained bullet injury in his right hand while the other militant, who was carrying a weapon, escaped.

The police said the security personnel deployed there tried to apprehend the militants, but they opened fire.

An investigation is currently on in this regard. (ANI)