Two arrested in Jammu rifle snatching incident

Jammu, (IANS) Two of the three persons involved in a rifle snatching incident in Jammu have been arrested, the police said on Sunday.

“We have arrested two persons belonging to the Kashmir Valley in yesterday’s (Saturday) rifle snatching incident,” Jammu Zone Inspector General of Police S.D. Singh Jamwal told IANS here.

“The third person is still at large with the stolen weapon, but will be arrested soon,” Jamwal said.

The official did not mention whether the incident was connected with militancy in the valley.

Three persons on Saturday snatched an AK-47 rifle from policeman Muhammad Hanief near the Tawi Bridge here.

Hanief was deployed as the personal security guard (PSO) of Maulana Dehlavi, Chairman of Anjuman-e-Minhaj-e-Rasool, a religious organisation.

The Islamic cleric is visiting Jammu. The policeman was returning to the district police lines after dropping Dehlavi at the state guest house here when he was attacked and his AK-47 was snatched.

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