Jammu, Sep 30: In a bid to tighten the noose on over ground workers (OGWs) and conduits of militants, police raided various customer care centres of telecom companies and arrested five people engaged in sale of SIM cards and mobile phones to the militants in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir, sources here said today.
Police recovered about 20 SIM cards and over a dozen mobile handsets from them, they said.
However, police, on specific information, apprehended one Rehmatullah, resident of Doda and recovered three activated SIM cards and two mobile phones from him, which he had to hand over to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) 'district commander' for Pir Panjal range in Rajouri district.
''Police also arrested four OGWs of LeT outfit, identified as Nazir Ahmed, Amjad Khan, Abdul Majid and Abdul Qayoom, from Bafliaz and Surankot areas of Poonch district along with SIM cards and mobile phones late last night,'' sources told UNI.
A case has been registered against the OGWs and they have been sent to Joint Interrogation Centre (JIC) for further questioning.
In another incident, based on a tip-off, security forces and police on a joint operation, recovered one UBGL with two grenades, one AK magazine, 22 rounds and one pistol magazine from a militant hideout during a search operation at Barooni area in Rajouri district.