About half a dozen militants, holding Pakistani passports have been caught in Jammu Kashmir during the past three months. The SSP informed that the two people were arrested while the state police was conducting a 'naka' in several areas of Jammu.
With the arrest of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Zaid Ahmed Dar, alias Mubassir, of Mustafabad HMT in Srinagar and overground worker Ateeq Ullah Dar of Behota Mohalla in Doda District, a major tragedy has been averted, the police said.
During interrogation, the militants admitted that they were trained in Pakistan.
They had crossed over to Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) in 1998 and received arms training there, the police informed.
The militants further revealed that they entered India via Nepal on Pakistani passport on November 26 last year.
Two Pakistani passports and two Pakistani identity cards were recovered from them.
India shares nearly a 1,850-km border with Nepal, which is by and large porous with not many manned check-posts.
Traditionally, there has been no strict enforcement of immigration laws, and travel from one country to the other for Indian and Nepalese nationals is without restrictions.