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Two arrested in Jammu rifle snatching incident

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JAMMU: Two of the three persons involved in a rifle snatching incident in Jammu have been arrested, police sources said on Sunday.

“We have arrested two persons belonging to the Kashmir Valley in yesterday’s rifle snatching incident,” media reports quoting Jammu Zone Inspector General of Police S.D. Singh Jamwal said.

“The third person is still at large with the stolen weapon, but will be arrested soon,” Jamwal said.

Three persons on Saturday evening snatched an AK-47 rifle from policeman Muhammad Hanief near the Tawi Bridge. Hanief was deployed as the personal security guard (PSO) of Maulana Dehlavi, Chairman of Anjuman-e-Minhaj-e-Rasool, a religious organisation. The Islamic cleric is visiting Jammu. The policeman was returning to the district police lines after dropping Dehlavi at the state guest house when he was attacked and his AK-47 was snatched.

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