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

February 17, 2016 14:32

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

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