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2 Arrested For Assaulting Off-Duty Soldier In J&K’s Poonch

The prime accused, Gangandeep Singh of Darrah village of Poonch and Simranjeet Singh of Pind-Chatha in Jammu, were arrested during the investigation of the assault case.

The police has stepped up the security checks at major spots in the resort state. (Representational)
The police has stepped up the security checks at major spots in the resort state. (Representational)

Jammu: Two persons were arrested for allegedly attacking army personnel who was on leave at his home in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Sunday.

The prime accused, Gangandeep Singh of Darrah village of Poonch and Simranjeet Singh of Pind-Chatha in Jammu, were arrested during the investigation of the assault case, a police official said.

He said the soldier was attacked by some unknown persons with sharp-edged weapons at his home in Poonch town on May 4, causing serious injuries to him.

A case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and Indian Arms Act was registered at police station Poonch and an investigation started to bring the culprits to book, the official said.  

Special teams were constituted and both the main accused were arrested on Sunday, the official said, adding the weapon of offence and vehicle used by them during the assault have been seized.

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