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UP Police claims it arrested two Kashmiri youth affiliated with Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit

Published by Kashmir News Trust on February 22, 2019, 1:42 pm

Kashmir News Trust Web Desk

NEW DELHI: Two men believed to be linked to Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed have been arrested from Uttar Pradesh, the police said on Friday. Both are from Jammu and Kashmir, they added.

One of the arrested men is Shahnawaz Ahmad, a resident of Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam, who used to recruit members for the Jaish, Uttar Pradesh police chief OP Singh said. The other man is Aqib Ahmad Malik, a resident of Pulwama.

"It is difficult to say whether the two men came before the Pulwama attack or after that," Mr Singh said.