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Pakistan Arrests Three Suspected RAW Agents In PoK: Report

The suspects have been booked under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) and Explosives Act.

15/04/2017 1:36 PM IST | Updated 15/04/2017 1:44 PM IST
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ISLAMABAD -- Police in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir claims that they have arrested three suspected Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agents for their alleged involvement in anti-state activities, according to a media report on Saturday.

The masked suspects were produced before the media during a briefing in Rawalkot, Dawn newspaper reported.

The three were residents of Taroti village in Abbaspur in PoK, according to the report.

Sajid Imran, deputy superintendent of police (DSP) in Poonch, said the main suspect Khalil had visited Kashmir in November 2014, where he came in contact with RAW officials.

Imran said the three suspects were involved in a bomb blast outside a police station in Abbaspur in September. They allegedly planted an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

The DSP claimed Khalil was offered ₹500,000 for the task.

The police were alerted of their involvement in the blast after an individual said he spotted the trio in Abbaspur on the night of 26 September with a shopping bag in their possession, the report said.

The suspects have been booked under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) and Explosives Act, Imran said.

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