Police arrest two women in Srinagar attack case

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested two girls from central Kashmir’s Budgam district in connection with a militant attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader last week.

The attack had left one policeman dead while his rifle was also taken away by the militants, although the police claimed the recovery of said rifle from slain militants in Pulwama a day after the attack.

Sources told a local news agency, Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) that two girls were arrested by police station Nowgam in connection with a case FIR number 27/2021 under sections 307, 302, 392 of IPC and 7/27 of Arms Act, which was registered in connection with the attack on Bhartiya Janta Party leader, Anwar Khan last week.

They identified the arrested duo as Tabasum Maqbool, 22, and Anjum Younis, 23, both residents of Kanihama, Budgam.

Sources added that one among the arrested girls is a nursing student and is pursuing her studies in Chadoora area of Budgam.

Meanwhile, SSP Srinagar did not respond to repeated calls and texts from this news agency. (KDC)

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