The timber smugglers who posed as militants during the night were arrested in Awantipora in Pulwama district, a police officer said.
They were identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Lone and Bilal Ahmad Magray, both from Tral town.
The two were spotted by a team of the 42 Rashtriya Rifles Monday night in Nai Basti area in Tral along with the AK-47 rifle.
"On being challenged, the duo fled the spot and threw away their weapon. They were chased and later held. The weapon they threw away was found to be a toy AK-47 rifle," the police officer said.
--IANS (Posted on 17-12-2013)