Terrorists snatch Jammu policeman's AK-47 rifle; 2 arrested

Asmita Sarkar
Terrorists snatch Jammu policeman's AK-47 rifle; 2 arrested

Two terrorists snatched an AK-47 rifle from a policeman in Jammu on Sunday (March 26), injuring the personnel in the process. The policeman whose AK-47 was snatched and was injured by terrorists is personal security officer (PSO) attached with Maulana Syed Athar Dehalvi who is on a visit to J&K. 

"Nothing will deter me from exposing Pakistan sponsored terrorism in J&K. I hope the PSO is healthy soon," said Maulana Syed Athar Dehalvi. 

Soon after the incident, the J&K police swung into action and arrested one of the two terrorists who snatched the weapon while the other fled. On Sunday, a second person was arrested, based on the statement of the terrorist in custody. 

Police officers house ransacked; car burnt

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In another incident in the state on Saturday, terrorists barged into a Police officer's house in central Kashmir's Budgam district and set fire to a car belonging to one of his relatives, the police said on Sunday. 

Mohd Subhan Bhat, S.I in Baramulla District Jail, was not present in his house in Chadoora area of the Budgam district when the incident took place last night. The gunmen took away the Maruti Alto vehicle belonging to Bhat's nephew and later burnt it, a police official said. An investigation has been launched into the matter.  

Serial stone pelters arrested

Given the upcoming Lok Sabha bypolls, police have beefed up the security arrangements in the valley. In order to ensure incident free elections, at least 18 persons were arrested on stone-pelting charges on Saturday from Anantnag district. 

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