Three Teens Apprehended ‘On Way To Cross LoC’ In Kupwara

Srinagar– The Jammu and Kashmir Police in Kupwara said it has apprehended three minors who were in attempting to cross over the Line of Control.

SSP Kupwara Yougal Manhas said, “Following a specific information, police apprehended the trio, all in their teenage from hideout in Kupwara.”

He further said that the teenagers, all residents of Meej in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district had established contact with a militant commander posing himself as Tayab Farroqi operating from Pakistan and were “on their way to meet him and take illegal training in handling of arms to join back militancy in Kashmir.”

The trio have been identified as residents of village Meej Pampore of district Pulwama, all aged 16 and students of Class 10. In compliance with juvenile law, their names are being withheld by Kashmir Observer.

On questioning, Police found that these youth from South Kashmir have been radicalised and motivated by Tayab through social media platforms who constantly fed them with radical literature.

The parents of the minors were called and after discussion and counselling, the teenagers were handed over to them.

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