December 2002 News

DSP brother arrested for helping J&K terrorists

25 December 2002
The Asian Age

Jammu: The brother of a deputy superintendent of police and two women have been arrested for involvement in terrorist activities in the continuing swoop on Al-Badr terrorists, the police said on Wednesday. The arrests came on the basis of interrogation of five Al-Badr ultras including a Pakistani national Azhar Hussain and a woman Gulzar Bibi nabbed over the past two days. Farooq Lone, brother of a DSP in the state police, was arrested in the city on Tuesday evening, inspector general of police P.L. Gupt said here on Wednesday. He said the operation was still on and more arrests were likely. Police sources said Lone’s involvement in terrorist activities had been established. The two women, Shahana and Ruksana, arrested in Rajouri were allegedly working as courier of arms and ammunition for the outfit and accompanied the terrorists to avoid detection by security forces, the police said, adding they were paid for these tasks. Hussain and Gulzar Bibi, who were apprehended at a hotel in the city on Monday were allegedly planning a suicide attacks at some vital installations including Civil Secretariat.


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