Lolab Youth Was Asked To Lob Grenade For Entry In Militant Outfits:Police  

0Shares

SRINAGAR — A youth from Lolab, arrested in Kupwara, was asked to carry grenade attack before being admitted into the militant ranks, police said on Friday. 

Addressing reporters, SSP Kupwara Sri Ram said police received information that a suspicious person was roaming in the area to carryout grenade attack. 

“A special team was constituted and this team identified the individual and arrested him,” he said, adding, “his personal search led to the recovery of a grenade.” 

Based on the interrogation, the officer said, the youth revealed that he was tasked to carrying grenade lobbying in Kupwara.

“The youth was misguided by entities based in Pakistan via social media and he was asked to carry this kind incident (grenade lobbying) following which he will be recruited into (militant) outfits,” the officer said and identified the youth as Mohammad Aslam Beigh son of Nazir Ahmad Beigh of Maidanpora Lolab in the district.

A police spokesman in a statement issued later said that Beigh was arrested at a naka check point and upon his personal search, police seized one grenade besides other “incriminating material.”

“The individual has been taken into custody and preliminary investigation suggests that the individual was planning to join a (militant) outfit, and along with other (militants) was planning a (militant) attack in Kupwara area,” the spokesman said, adding, “Initial investigation revealed that he was motivated to turn to (militancy) through social media by entities based in Pakistan.”

The spokesman said a case FIR (No. 6/2019) under relevant sections has been registered in police station Kupwara in the matter.

Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.

ACT NOW
MONTHLYRs 100
YEARLYRs 1000
LIFETIMERs 10000

CLICK FOR DETAILS


Observer News Service

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

KO SUPPLEMENTS