Father-son duo held for supplying weapons

BIJNOR: A team of military intelligence, Bareilly, along with Uttar Pradesh ATS on Tuesday night conducted joint raids in Dehari village under Kotwali Dehat police station in Bijnor district and picked up a man and his son for “supplying weapons to a suspected over ground worker (OGW) in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir”, according to an official.
The OGWs are those who usually assist militants or terrorists with logistics. The father and son duo had recently returned from Kashmir, the official added.
Bijnor SP Dharamveer Singh confirmed the raids and the two suspects were identified as Mohammed Shameem Salmani and his son Parvez Salmani.
The operation was conducted after receiving inputs from J&K. They will be handed over to the J&K police, a source in the ATS said.
According to the official, Shameem’s relative had been running a salon in Srinagar for several years. He was caught by the Army recently with weapons allegedly supplied by Shameem and Parvez.
On Thursday, a senior official in the Indian Army said, “On the basis of inputs received from Anantnag regarding the presence of anti-national elements (ANE), a joint operation was launched by military intelligence unit and ATS Bareilly to apprehend two ANEs. During questioning, the accused confessed to having supplied a 7.62 mm auto pistol and six live RDS to a likely OGW on September 17.”

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