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UP: 3 suspected terrorists from Pakistan detained in Bahraich

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Updated: June 6, 2013, 11:31 AM IST
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UP: 3 suspected terrorists from Pakistan detained in Bahraich
The three men have admitted to have received terror training in Pakistan but claim they were on their way to Jammu and Kashmir to surrender.

Bahraich: Three terror suspects from Pakistan have been detained in the Bahraich district in Uttar Pradesh on the Indo-Nepal border. The three men have admitted to have received terror training in Pakistan but claim they were on their way to Jammu and Kashmir to surrender.

The police say the suspects had entered India through Nepal. Acting on a tip-off that three suspected terrorists, who had once worked for Hizbul Mujahideen and JKLF, have arrived through a Pakistani airlines flight in Kathmandu on June 3 and would be entering the country from Rupaideeh, SSB personnel detained the them on Wednesday afternoon, Deputy Commandant of SSB, Mitul Kumar said. SSB guards the 1,751 km Indo-Nepal border.

The three, who have been identified as Mohammad Akbar Lone, Mohammad Shafiq Bar and Manzoor Ahmed Jargar, are from Barmullah and Kupwara areas of Kashmir, he said.

They said that during the 1990s they had gone over to Muzaffarabad from Kashmir and started living there and had also acquired a Pakistani passport. They are being extensively interrogated by teams of SSB, police, state and central Intelligence and security agencies, he added.

(With additional information from PTI)

First Published: June 6, 2013, 11:31 AM IST
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