Two militants held ahead of Zubin Mehta concert in J&K

Sep 06, 2013, 15:01 IST | Agencies

Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) guerrillas have been arrested in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, ahead of Saturday's concert by the acclaimed Bavarian State Orchestra under the baton of maestro Zubin Mehta, police said.

Police sources told IANS that the two were arrested from Chanapora locality Thursday. One of them had reportedly come from Sopore town in the northern part of Kashmir.

Arms and ammunition have been recovered from them.


Zubin Mehta. File pic

Three lesser known guerrilla groups have threatened to target foreigners in Jammu and Kashmir if authorities went ahead with the concert.

Intelligence sources told IANS that the Pakistan-backed LeT often acts in the name of lesser known groups.
 

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