Six suspects were arrested in two separate operations in Kashmir Valley, where security forces also busted a hideout seizing a huge cache of explosives today, police said.
Abdul Rouf Badder and Zaffar Iqbal Badder, both residents of Amrohi village, were intercepted by a police team after they were noticed moving under suspicious manner near a cab stand in Kupwara district town, a police spokesman said.
Their search led to the recovery of two hand grenades and some suspicious powder, he said.
Meanwhile, security forces busted a militant hideout at village Larnoo in south Kashmir's Pulwama district and seized 75 kgs of Neo Gel 901, eight detonator plates, 500 grams of RDX powder, three bottles of potassium permanganate, a bottle of fine aluminium powder and 16 fuse conductors, he said.
No one was arrested in connection with the recovery, the spokesman said.
In a separate operation, the spokesman said four suspects were arrested along with two AK assault rifles, two magazines and 43 rounds of ammunition from Dooru area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir.
Acting on a tip off, police assisted by Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF laid a trap in Dooru area and nabbed Mohammad Hussain Wani, a resident of Khushipora village, from a vehicle.
Wani's questioning led to the arrest of his three associates - Mohammad Rafiq Wani of Nathipora-Dooru, Imtiyaz Ahmad Banday of Arabal-Dooru and Bashir Ahmad Wani of Damhal-Khushipora - and the recovery of the weapons, he said.
The questioning of the four revealed that Rafiq and Banday were planning to execute a firing incident between Qazigund and Mir Bazar along the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the spokesman said.
He said the whole module was being organised and handled by one Nawaz Ahmad Ahanger of Achabal who was a close associate of LeT Commander Ashraf Molvi of Rampora and Moosa alias Qari of Banihal.
"Ahanger along with one associate Mohammad Younis Bhat had arranged the weapons in 2010 to deliver it to Moosa but later, upon the killing of Ashraf Sheikh alias Molvi they could not execute their plans," the spokesman said.