NIA to probe arrest of three Kashmiri students from Punjab

Chandigarh: The National Investigating Agency will probe the arrest of three Kashmiri students, associated with terrorist outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH), from Punjab recently, police said on Saturday. The students, studying in educational institutions in Punjab’s Jalandhar district, were arrested in a joint operation of the Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir Police recently, reports IANS.

“Given the inter-state and international ramifications of the case, the Central and Punjab governments have decided to hand over the investigations to the NIA,” said Punjab Director General of Police Suresh Arora. The three students were arrested last month in a joint operation by the Punjab Police and Special Operations Group (SoG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police from the hostel of CT Institute of Engineering Management and Technology, located in Shahpur on the outskirts of Jalandhar city, around 160 km from Chandigarh.

Two weapons, including an AK-47 assault rifle, were seized from them along with explosives. “The decision to hand over the case was taken after discussions on the issue between the Punjab government and the Ministry of Home Affairs,” the DGP said in a statement.

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