5 Youth Stopped From Joining Militancy: Police

Srinagar- Five youths from Pulwama and Kupwara districts of Jammu and Kashmir were stopped from joining militant ranks, police said here on Friday.

A case under UAPA has been registered and further investigation has been taken up, a police official said.

According to the official, Police Station Kralkhud here on July 8 received an information through a reliable source that a group of miscreants have gathered at Babademb Naqashpora ground and were convening a meeting.

As per the information, the group included Bilal Ahmad Malla, resident of Siver Harden Lolab, Haseeb Farooq, resident of Prichoo Pulwama, Shah Fahad Shabir, resident of Tangpona Pulwama, and Reyaz Ahmad Mughal, resident of Reshiwari Aawoora Kupwara, the official said.

The group has a known history of being linked with TRF wing of banned militant outfit LeT and have been known to have had conversations over phone with their militant handlers in Pakistan conttrolled Kashmir (PcK), he said.

The official said as per the inputs, the whole group was in a bid to join militant ranks after Eid-ul-Adha.

Since these activities of the said group were prejudicial to the security of the country, and considering the reliable inputs about their efforts to join militant ranks, they were arrested on the spot, the official said.

Based on further investigation, another accused — Mohammad Imran Dar, resident of Bundroo Pulwama — was arrested, he said.

Dar was also making efforts to join militant ranks, the official added.

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