Srinagar Jan 24 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir police today claimed to have foiled a militant plan to cause IED blasts on or before Republic Day functions in south Kashmir when they busted a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) module and recovered deadly RDX and other arms and ammunition in south Kashmir.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Anantnag, Abdul Gani Mir said police busted a HM module and arrested two hardcore militants from Mattan chowk in South Kashmir.
He said the arms and ammunition recovered from their possession included 8 kg of RDX, two Remote Control Devices (RCD) and a mobile phone.
The SSP said during the questioning they admitted that they were planning a major strike in the Anantnag town during RD functions.
He said the apprehended militants had been arrested earlier also under Public Safety Act but were released after court orders.
The officer said after their release, they have again joined the militancy and were acting as ''sleeper cells'' of HM.
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