Uttar Pradesh ATS has arrested suspected two Jaish terrorists on Friday. They are suspected to be recruiters for Jaish-e-Mohammed.
The DIG from UP ATS, OP Singh, during a press conference said that the two terrorists were living as students and were planning to recruit from the region.
"We got the information that some suspected terrorists were staying in the pretext of being students. We sent IG ATS there and in the operation we have nabbed two suspects. They are associated with Jaish-e-Mohammed. Their names are Shahnawaz who is from Kulgam, and Aqeeb Ahmed Malik from Pulwama. Shahnawaz is an active member of Jaish-e-Mohammed. He has been tasked with recruiting for JeM from Sahrahpur. They both were here to recruit for the outfit. We have got cartridges. We will take police custody remand. We will ascertain their activities. We will need to ascertain their terror funding and the target. We are in touch with J-K police. We need to ascertain if they entered up before or after Pulwama attack. We also need to see if they are associated with the Pulwama attack. This is not related to the Kalindi express. Both are young, between the age of 20-25," he said.
The Joint Forces had a few days ago neutralised terrorists from the JeM who had plotted the CRPF attack on February 14. One of the terrorists was JeM founder Masood Azhar's close aide.
The National Investigation Agency has officially registered the first FIR in the Pulwama terror attack on Wednesday. After a notification coming from the Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday night, the NIA has registered FIR in the Pulwama attack case against unknown people.
The case is against unknown people as the probe is still going on and one terrorist Mudasir Ahmed from JeM who is believed to be a part of the module that carried the attack is on the lookout. The NIA has started preliminary investigation along with the NSG.
India in a strong response against Pakistan has taken Most Favoured Nation status from the country.
On Thursday, India in a decisive move said it has taken action to block waters flowing from River Ravi to Pakistan.