In a major success, the Indian Army and J&K Police, in a swift joint operation apprehended Gajnafar and Arif, involved in the terrorist attack at Banihal on the SSB personnel on Wednesday, 20 Sep 17.
Two service rifles, including an AK assault rifle and an Insas rifle, which were snatched during the attack, were also recovered from their possession.
Gajnafar and Arif had been recruited by the inimical forces in the Kashmir valley to foment terror in the Chenab valley region, an official statement said.
The duo, along with Aquib Wahid, were involved in the heinous crime wherein an SSB personnel was martyred and another critically injured. The apprehendees have been handed over to the Police and hunt for Aquib is presently on.
The apprehension is a significant blow to the nefarious designs of Anti National elements in promoting and supporting terrorism in otherwise peaceful Chenab Valley in the state of J&K.
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