Srinagar- Three over-ground workers (OGWs) of militants were arrested in separate search operations in the twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian in South Kashmir, police said Friday.
Acting on specific information, a police spokesperson said, a joint team of police, army’s 42RR and 3 RR besides the personnel of CRPF 180 battalion launched a cordon & search operation (CASO) in Tral area of Awantipora. During the search operation, he said, two militant associates of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) were arrested and shifted to Police Station.
The accused have been identified as Bashir Ahmad and Gulzar Ahmad, both residents of Tral.
“On their disclosure, arms & ammunition including 01 AK-56, 02 AK Magazine, 56 AK live rounds, 03 Pistols, 06 Pistol Magazines, 24 Pistol live Rounds & other incriminating materials have been recovered,” the spokesperson said.
Accordingly, he said, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Tral and further investigation has been initiated.
He further claimed that the timely and effective action of police and security forces by busting the militant associate module have resulted in averting a possible major tragedy as well as avoided the nefarious designs of JeM to recruit young boys for their illegal and unlawful Activities.
In a separate action in Shopian, the spokesperson said that a joint party of police, army’s (34RR and CRPF 178Bn intercepted an individual, who attempted to evade a naka checking at Nagisheran, but was apprehended tactfully.
He has been identified as Mohd Asgar Dar of Nagisheran.
The spokesperson said that incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 01 pistol, 01 magazine and 08 live rounds were recovered from his possession.
Preliminary investigation, he said, reveals that he was working as a militant associate of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
“Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Imamsahib and further investigation has been initiated,” the spokesperson added.
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