October 23, 2020

Two newly recruited Al-Badr militants surrender in Sopore

Security force vehicles near an encounter site in Srinagar, where three militants were killed in the gunfight on Sunday. . UNI

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police Thursday said that two newly recruited militants of Al-Badr outfit surrendered before security forces during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Shallpora, Tujjjar Shareef area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
A police officer said that on specific information, a joint CASO was launched by Sopore Police, Army’s 22-RR and CRPF at village Shallpora in Sopore.
“During the search operation, two militants were spotted hiding in a residential house, who turned out to be local newly recruited Al-Badr militants, who had joined the outfit on September 23 by circulating their photos of affiliation on social media holding grenades,” the officer said.
He said that before any engagement, their family members were brought in on the spot to persuade the militants to surrender. “The militants were persuaded by the collective efforts of security forces and their family members, who responded and surrendered before the security forces along with incriminating materials,” the officer said, adding that the arrested duo were identified as Abid Ahmad War and Mehraj-ud-din War, both residents of Wadoora in Sopore.
Regarding the incident, a case has been registered at Police Station Bomia and investigation has been taken up, police said

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