PULWAMA Police on Monday claimed to have busted a module of Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit by arresting four persons involved in various militant activities in Tral and Awantipora area of South Kashmirs Pulwama district.
According to police one Murtaza of Amlar Tral was arrested on specific input and 1 Chinese Pistol with 2 Magazines and 8 Pistol rounds were recovered from his possession. Murtaza along with another person Aqib had come in contact with JeM militants operating in Tral and Awantipora area headed by one Khalid Bhai, a non-local militant. The duo has been involved in arranging transport and logistics for the said group, who are involved in firing upon civilian Naseer Ahmad of Nowpora Tral and injuring him critically. The duo on the direction of the JeM Commander Khalid Bhai and Umar Bhai arranged explosive and other allied material for preparing and planting IED and planted IED on Tral- Lariyal road in March, 2019 with intention to trigger the IED on security forces vehicle. The prepared IED was kept at Govt School Amlar Nowpora near Aqibs house for two days before planting it. However, due to the lightening and heavy rains during the intervening night of 2nd of March, 2019, the IED went off of its own due to short circuit of trigger mechanism.
Police said that Murtaza along with his associate lobbed grenade on the residence of Dy.SP Operations Awantiproa on 3rd of March,2019, the grenade was provided to them by some group of JeM militants headed by Khalid Bhai and Umar Bhai. Both Murtaza and Aqib have been involved in motivating youth to join terror organizations. They succeeded in motivating two youth, one from Zuvistan Tral and another from Nigeenpora Tral to join JeM militant organization in April this month.
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