Lashkar Module Busted, 4 Held: Police

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Srinagar: Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a militant cum module by arresting four persons from Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

According to a police spokesperson, Asadullah Parray of Hajin, who was heading recruitment-cum militant module of Lashkar-e Taiba outfit, was arrested on a specific lead. Parray, he said, was maintaining a close contact with militant handlers across the border and would do their bidding in recruiting young boys in “terrorist ranks” and arranging weapons and other logistics for them.

“The individual was earlier associated with JEI before shifting his allegiance to the Masarat Alam led Muslim League. The individual has about a dozen PSAs and FIRs lodged against him and spent a good part of the previous decade in custody,” the police spokesperson said.

Parray, he said, was also helped in running the module by his nephew Naseer Ahmed Parray, Haseena of Sheeri and Khursheed of Naidkhai and others.

“The group was in continuous contact across the border and would receive detailed instructions for their day to day activities. Apart from recruiting individuals and arranging arms and ammunition for them, the group was also involved in motivating youth to carry out petrol bombs on government buildings and protected persons and carrying out recce of potential targets,” the police spokesperson said.

“A huge quantity of incendiary materials was recovered from them which was to be used for making Petrol Bombs,” he added.

The police spokesperson further claimed that on the disclosures made by the accused, two individuals identified as Rafeeq of Naidkhai and Hilal Ahmed of Shah Mohalla Hajin ,who were about to join militant ranks at the instance of this group have been detained and are being questioned.

“In this regard, further investigation is underway and more arrests are expected,” he added.

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