September 11, 2020

2 Jaish militants enter Kupwara to recruit youth, provide weapons, arrested: Police

Arms, ammo, Rs 7 Lakh cash recovered; it was meant for recruiting new militants: SSP Kupwara

Kupwara: The Jammu and Kashmir police Thursday said that the two Jaish militants arrested in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district had come to recruit more youth into militancy and transport weapons for militancy related activities.
Addressing a joint press conference, Senior Superintendent of police (SSP), Kupwara, Shriram Ambarkar said that the duo were apprehended along with arms and ammunition and had come to recruit more youth into militancy and transport more weapons for militants from Kupwara.
He said that Kupwara police learnt through reliable sources that two Jaish militants are moving from Sopore to Kupwara along with arms and ammunition. “Acting on the inputs, Naka’s were established at different places to nab them and near FCI both the militants were arrested along with arms and ammunition”, he said.
Flanked by top army and police officials, the SSP said that the duo were on way to Kupwara to conduct militancy related activities and recruit new youth into their ranks and also to collect the arms and ammunition for the new militants.
“We have recovered Indian currency of Rs 7 lakhs from the possession of arrested Jaish militants along with AK-47 01, AK Magazine 01, Grenade 02 and 30 AK Rounds along with a EON car bearing registration number, JKO5G-0872,” the SSP said.
The SSP also said that the preliminary investigation has revealed that the arms and ammunition recovered from duo was for the new militants within Kupwara.
He identified the arrested militants as Waseem Irshad Gabroo son of Irshad Ahmed Gabroo, a resident of Takiyabal, Armapora, Sopore aged 23, and Mehraj Ud din son of Ghulam Din Wani, a resident of Badshah Basjid, Sopore, aged 21.
In this regard, he said a FIR No. 233 under section Indian arms Act under section 13,18,19,39 IAPA has been registered at police station Kupwara and further investigation has been initiated

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