Jammu, Nov 20: Three militants, who were on their way to Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) for arms training, have been arrested by the police from a local hotel here, official sources today said.
Sources said surrendered militants were provoked by the Lashkar-e-toiba (LeT) commanders in Kashmir to cross over to PoK for arms training and they have been identified as Ghulam Mohd, son of Kulandar, Imtiyaz Ahmed son of Ghulam Nabi of Baramulla and Afzal Majid son of Ghulam Mohd, all residents of Uri.
However, during preliminary questioning, the militants revealed that they had reached here from Kashmir on November 16 evening and stayed in a local hotel and next morning, they left for Poonch, sources said.
Sources further added that ultras also revealed that they met their contact in Poonch town, who advised them to wait for a couple of days in Jammu as the guide who had to take them across LoC was not available.
''on November 18, they returned to Jammu and stayed in a local hotel again while on specific information, police raided the hotel and arrested all three militants and shifted them for interrogation, sources said.
Sources told to the sources, that militants also disclosed that LeT commanders including Abu Billal, in-charge of Baramulla had motivated them to go for arms training in Poonch and he had promised Rs 1 lakh each to their families after they cross LoC to PoK.