January 2007 News

Gang Of Fake Militants Unearthed In J&K

28 January 2007
The Times of India

Jammu: Police have unearthed a gang of fake militants and arrested its kingpin from the Poonch district, official sources said here on Monday. A group of six masked youth impersonating as militants entered the house of one army Jawan, Bagh Hussain, in Krishnaghati area of Poonch last night, they said. They threatened Hussain with dire consequences if he did not give them gold and money, they said adding the youth were carrying toy guns and rifles. However, the army jawan, who had come to his home on leave, took out his rifle following which the fake militants, escaped. Bagh and his neighbour, however, caught the kingpin of the gang who has been identified as Jasvir Singh, a local resident. He was handed over to police. A hunt has been launched to arrest rest of the five youth who managed to escape from the spot.


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