August 2005 News

Two KZF Militants Arrested In Jammu

25 August 2005
The Indian Express

Jammu: The Jammu-Kashmir police today claimed to have averted a major tragedy with the arrest of two militants of Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF). The police have also seized arms and ammunition from them. Following a tip-off, police laid a naka at Satwari Chowk and apprehended two KZF militants - Tajinder Singh and Rajinder Singh. The arrested militants are residents of Chatta farm and have served jail terms. However, they have established links with Ranjit Singh alias Neeta who lives in Pakistan. Following the arrests today, the police raided a place at Gadigarh-Miransahib and seized six kg RDX, an Ak-56 rifle, two magazines and 99 round of Ak-56. They claim the RDX was dumped in a nullah at the unction of Gadigarh-Miransahib almost a month back and that it could have been used for major subversive activities. According to sources in the police, the duo were arrested after making phone calls to them, giving the impression that someone was waiting for them at Satwari Chowk. The police have registered a case against the arrested accused for waging the war against the country. A senior police official said: 'We are looking for other associates of the two arrested militants who may be the part of the group.' The police had learnt that recently a consignment of arms was dispatched by Ranjit Singh alias Neeta to his associates in Jammu to disturb 'peace and tranquility' in the state. Working on the information, the police made the haul and on sustained interrogation of the arrested militants found that an arms consignment had been sent from across the border by R.Tanjit Singh alias Neeta. The arms were hidden at Gadigarh-Miran Sahib, some 25 kilometres away from here.


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