Jammu Police has busted a terrorist module and arrested five of its members, including a Special Police Officer, in connection with the recovery of Improvised Explosive Device on Friday, police said today.
"A total of five members of terrorist module were arrested so far. Hunt is on to arrest a dismissed SPO in connection with the recovery of apple boxes fitted with IED in Jammu," police said.
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu Range Ashok Gupta told PTI that investigation is going on and a security agency's role is also coming under scanner.
While two of them, including main accused Muneer Ahmed Malik alias Munna and Munib Ahmed were arrested from Jammu and Udhampur districts, three more, including an SPO were arrested from Doda.
"Police has arrested an SPO working with Gandoh Police Station Mohammad Rafi alias Pinka", Deputy Inspector General of Police, Doda-Kishtwar-Ramban range, Muneesh Sinha told PTI.
However, hunt to arrest a dismissed SPO, Mehboob Dar is on, he said, adding that the arrested SPO Rafi has also been dismissed from services on Monday.
Hizbul terrorist Munna was arrested soon after he dropped explosive-laden apple boxes near the high security MLA hostel area in the city on Friday while his associated Munib was arrested while returning in a Tata Sumo at Chenani of Jammu-Srinagar highway, they said.
During investigation, SPO Rafi was found to be involved in fabricating the IED along with dismissed SPO Dar.
Asharaf, a carpenter, was involved in making the apple boxes and concealing the explosive in them while Nizam-udi-Din arranged the transport.
Besides them, a former Indian Army trooper has also been picked up for questioning in this regard, they said, adding that the police had sent most of them to Joint Interrogation Centre.