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2 jawans held for links with LeT
July 26, 2006 13:11 IST
Two Jammu and Kashmir Light infantry jawans were arrested by the army for their alleged links with a Lashker-e-Tayiba commander, official sources said on Wednesday.
The two jawans -- Lance Naik Mohammad Shakeel and Sepoy Abdul Haq -- posted in Yole camp in Himachal Pradesh based 9 corps, were arrested in Jammu by the military intelligence wing of army when they were on their way to resume duties after a vacation, they said.
The cops picked up the duo in Mendhar, Poonch district, on Saturday for questioning in connection with their alleged links with LeT district commander Abu Usama believed to be responsible for grenade attacks in Jammu, the sources said.
The two jawans, who earlier served in counter-insurgent forces with 8 Rashtriya Rifles in south Kashmir's Kulgam, are residents of Gursai area of Mendhar tehsil in Poonch district, where they developed links with Usama, the sources said.