Police arrest four for their links with sleeper cell in India's Kashmir

By REUTERS
February 17, 2016 14:32

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Police on Wednesday (February 17) arrested four people for their links with a sleeper cell of a suspected militant organization for planning an attack in Bandipora district of India's northern Jammu and Kashmir state.

The four accused men had planned to recce an area being patrolled by soldiers.

Police also recovered arms and weapons from them.

"We have arrested four people till now in this matter. And this was a module of OGWs (over ground workers) to whom the weapons had reached, and they were about to carry out an inspection. They were supposed to target few people, basically they aimed to target people who served in the security forces or police forces," said Bandipora's Senior Superintendent of Police, Shabir Ahmed.

Ahmed added the four had also plans to join militancy.

Militant violence remains a problem in Kashmir although levels of violence are down from the levels of the 1990s when an armed revolt against Indian rule erupted

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
September 20, 2018
Trump to hold meeting with Netanyahu, other leaders at UN General Assembly

By REUTERS