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3 'RAW agents' arrested in PoK

April 15, 2017 15:48 IST

Police in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir have claimed that they have arrested three suspected Research and Analysis Wing agents for their alleged involvement in anti-state activities, according to a media report on Saturday.

The masked suspects were produced before the media during a briefing in Rawalkot, Dawn newspaper reported.

The three were residents of Taroti village in Abbaspur in PoK, according to the report.

Sajid Imran, deputy superintendent of police in Poonch, said the main suspect Khalil had visited Kashmir in November 2014, where he came in contact with R&AW officials.

Imran said the three suspects were involved in a bomb blast outside a police station in Abbaspur in September. They allegedly planted an improvised explosive device.

The DSP claimed Khalil was offered Rs 500,000 for the task.

The police was alerted to their involvement in the blast after an individual said he spotted the trio in Abbaspur on the night of September 26 with a shopping bag in their possession, the report said.

The suspects have been booked under the Anti-Terrorism Act and Explosives Act, Imran said.

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