Srinagar: Police in Awantipora on Thursday claimed to have busted a militant module by arrested seven militant associates in South Kashmir’s Awantipora.
In a statement issued here on Thursday the police said that in a multiple raids Awantipora Police along with Army 42 RR and CRPF 180 BN /CRPF 130 BN apprehended six youth identified as Aqib Ahmad Dobi son of Ghulam Mohammad Dobi resident of Tral, Mufeez Ahmad Zargar son of Mohammad Syed Zargar R/O Tral-e-Payeen, Saifullah Ahmad Shah son of Ali Mohammad Shah resident of Takiya Gulab Bagh Tral, Liyaqat Ahmad Khanday @ Amir son of Ab.Rashid Khanday resident of Amlar Tral, Shoaib Ahmad Bhat son of Mohammad Shafi Bhat resident of Chersoo Awantipora and Bilal Ahmad Zaboo son of Farooq Ahmad Zaboo resident of Tral-e-Bala.
Stating that they were planning to join militant ranks, police in it’s statement also said “arrested youth were motivated and indoctrinated by the militant associates and militant to join the militant ranks”, that “ the said youth developed contact with the active militants in the said area for joining militancy by means of the militant associates (arrested by police)”.
Police in it’s statement further said “facts have been revealed by the arrested youth that they were motivated by militant commanders to join militancy and asked to establish contact with their ground cadre in Awantipora and Tral area”.
Moreover police in the statement further said “Awantipora Police along with government forces busted militant module and arrested seven militant associates of outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad identified as Sajad Ahmad Sheikh son of Ab.Salam Sheikh resident of Pinglish Tral, Adil Hussain Sheikh son of Gh.Hassan Sheikh resident of Tral-e-Bala, Mohammad Iqbal Baba son of Haji M.Aslam Baba resident of Tral-e-Bala, Yasir Amin Dar son of Mohammad Amin Dar resident of Noorabad Tral-e-Bala, Showkat Ahmad Sheikh son of M.Subhan Sheikh resident of Batagund Tral and Ubaid Ahmad Mir son of Mohammad Amin Mir resident of Batagund Tral and Adil Rashid Bhat son of Ab.Rashid Bhat resident of Kranzbal Tral, for motivating youth to join the militant ranks”.
Stating that the detained militant Associates are involved in providing logistics, shelter, transporting of arms/ammunition and other kind of support to militants of Jaish-e-Mohammad in Tral and Awantipora areas, police in it’s statement also said “ the detained militant associates were in touch with militant Commanders through different social media platforms and incriminating material was also recovered from them”. Police in it’s statement also said that Case FIR number 51/2021 stands registered in Police Station Tral under relevant sections of law, reads the statement.