Four militant associates involved in grenade attacks in Srinagar, were arrested, the police said on Wednesday. Explosives and ammunition have been seized from them.
According to the police, the accused were working for The Resistance Front said to be an associate of the Lashkar-e-Taiba. The Srinagar police stated in a tweet that the accused were associates of the TRF and they had been involved in grenade attacks in Srinagar besides providing logistical support to active terrorist
A case has been registered under relevant sections of the UAPA, the police added. Meanwhile, 5 generalist working for a local newspaper in Kashmir have resigned after terror threats appeared against them on social media. Terrorist recently released a list of over 10 journalists accusing them of working for security agencies. The names on the list included 2 editors of local newspapers.
Of the five journalists who quit on Tuesday, 3 posted their resignation letters on their social media accounts .According to the police, the resistance front has been behind these threats.
“The contents of the threats depict the intention of terrorist and Anti National elements. They have put the lives of people, especially media persons, in danger by publicly calling them corrupt and issuing a direct threat”, the Police said. An FIR has been registered and around a dozen Suspects have been picked up who are currently being questioned, the police added