New Delhi, Feb 22: The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad has arrested two alleged Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists from Deoband in Saharanpur district, Director General of Police O P Singh said on Friday. The two men arrested are Shahnawaz Ahmad Teli from Kulgam and Aquib Ahmad Malik from Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir. Both were involved in recruiting members for the JeM, the DGP told reporters. Asked whether the two men were involved in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, Singh said, "It's difficult to tell whether they came here before the Pulwama attack or after that. The probe is on."
He added, "Two weapons and live cartridges were seized. Of the two, Shahnawaz is said to be a grenade expert. We will seek transit remand and investigate when they came here from Kashmir and who is funding them and what was their target. We are in touch with the J&K Police."