2 BSF troopers among 3 arrested for weapon snatching in J&K

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Srinagar, July 13 (IANS) Two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers and a civilian have been arrested in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district after a foiled weapon snatching attempt, police said.

One, Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, was arrested from Anantnag town after he tried to snatch away a private security guard’s weapon late on Thursday from outside a protected Gujjar leader’s house.

On Bhat’s interrogation it was found that he was working with the troopers.

“The arrested civilian revealed that he is working as a source for the BSF and that he tried to snatch the weapon at the behest of two troopers who were waiting for him in a car outside,” a police officer said.

“Acting swiftly, police was able to arrest the two BSF personnel. An FIR has been lodged and investigations started.

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“The role of the arrested BSF personnel in the aborted weapon snatching attempt is being ascertained,” the officer added.

–IANS

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