Srinagar: Police Wednesday said it arrested four people in Anantnag district for possessing explosive materials.
The arrests happened hours after a gunfight in Pulwama in which three Jaish militants including a Pakistani bomb expert were killed.
“Based on a credible input about possession of illegal explosive materials, Anantnag Police raided the residential house of Adil Maqbool Wani son of Muhammad Maqbool Wani resident of Nanil and recovered 24Kgs of illegal explosive material which was packed in polythene bags and concealed in Nylon bags,” a police spokesperson said.
During preliminary investigations, he said, it was learnt that three other persons are also involved and identified as Mohammad Shahid Padder resident of Hutmarah, Faizan Ahmad resident of Nanil and Adnan Ahmad resident of Chandpora Bijbehara.
“All the four accused persons have been arrested and shifted to police station Mattan where they remain in custody. Case FIR No. 51/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Mattan and further investigation is going on,” the spokesperson added.