Published On: Sun, Mar 26th, 2017

Two held for snatching rifle from policeman

Jammu: Two of the three persons who snatched an AK-47 rifle from a policeman here have been arrested, police said on Sunday.

The three snatched the rifle from policeman Muhammad Hanief near the Tawi Bridge

“The third person is still at large with the stolen weapon but will be arrested soon,” Inspector General of Police SD Singh Jamwal said.

The two, from the Kashmir Valley, were arrested after the Saturday incident, Jamwal said. He did not say if the incident was connected with militancy.

The three snatched the rifle from policeman Muhammad Hanief near the Tawi Bridge.

Hanief was the security guard of Maulana Dehlavi, Chairman of Anjuman-e-Minhaj-e-Rasool, a religious organisation.

The Islamic cleric is visiting Jammu. The policeman was returning to the district police lines after dropping Dehlavi at the state guest house here when he was attacked and his AK-47 snatched.

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