Two more J&K cops held for aiding militants
13 June 2003
The Times of India
SRINAGAR: Two more Jammu and Kashmir cops have been arrested for their alleged involvement in attacks on security forces, taking the number of policemen in custody to four, police said on Saturday. In-charge of Zechaldara-Handwara police post, sub-inspector Abdul Ahad, and head constable Farooq Ahmad Indrabi, posted at Kantpora-Lolab under Sogam police station, were taken into custody by Counter Intelligence - Kashmir sleuths on Friday. The fresh arrests follows handing over of the case to Counter Intelligence, sources said. ASI Ghulam Rasool Wani, station house officer at Sogam and Abdul Ahad, a munshi, were arrested on June 6 for their involvement in a foiled fidayeen attack on Lalpora police station on June 3. Wani and Ahad confessed of their involvement in the attack and another strike recently on CRPF personnel in which two jawans were killed and four injured, the sources said. The policemen had accompanied a militant to the police station few days before the attack to familiarise him with the area and facilitated his movement around security frisking points. The fidayeen attack was foiled by police personnel who could even snatch a rifle from the militant. But the suspect managed to flee taking cover of the large number of civilians. The militant was later arrested following identification by one of the cops in the Kupwara market on June 3 leading to the arrest of the cops. The cops would be charged with murder, waging war against the country and harbouring militants, sources said.