Srinagar: In a significant development, the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday arrested five Islamic State in Jammu and Kashmir terrorists who had launched an attack in Soura near Pandach area of Srinagar on May 20, in which two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were martyred.
An FIR was filed under section 302 and 395 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), sections 7/25, 7/ 27 of the Arms Act, sections 16, 18, 19, 23 of the ULAP Act in Soura Police Station.
“District Police Srinagar solved the Pandach militant attack case which took place on 20 May 2020, in which 2 BSF jawans of 37 Battalion got martyred. The police had arrested 5 uncategorised militants of ISJK who helped in transporting, logistics, planning and executing the attack,” the Srinagar Police said in an official statement.
“During further investigation, four vehicles were detained, including two private ambulances functioning at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, a motorbike and a scooty. Accordingly, an approval for the seizure of the above vehicles was sought from J&K DGP Dilbag Singh,” the police statement read.
“The ambulance was used to transport militants back to Bijbehara from Srinagar. Furthermore, the categorised militants of ISJK involved in the attack have also been neutralised in two separate encounters at Zadibal, Srinagar and Hatigam, Bijbehara and looted weapons of BSF jawans have also been recovered,” the police said.