Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday said that two active militants in Southern district of Kashmir.
“Police in a series of operations have arrested two categorized active militants of LeT (TRF) in South Kashmir and also busted a module in Baramulla by arresting three militant associates. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were also recovered from their possession,” a police spokesman said in a statement issued here on Monday.
Acting on specific information about the presence of militants, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 53RR and 183Bn CRPF in the orchards of village Mirgund, Rohmu area of Pulwama.
During the search, movement of a militant hiding in apple orchards was noticed who tried to escape but was apprehended tactfully by the joint parties exercising maximum restraint.
He was identified as Sarwir Ahmad Mir resident of Bathen, Khrew and linked with LeT (TRF). Incriminating materials including two grenades were recovered from his possession, police said.
Meanwhile, acting on specific information Anantnag Police and 3RR launched a cordon and search operation at Wadhan Sirgufwara area of Anantnag.
During the search operation, one categorized militant identified as Hafiz Abdullah Malik resident of Ganjipora Mirbazar linked with LeT (TRF) was arrested.
Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 01 AK-56 rifle, 02 AK-56 magazines, 40 AK live rounds, 01 Chinese Pistol, 01 Pistol Magazine, 07 live pistol rounds and 01 pouch were recovered from his possession, police said.
In Baramulla, during the course of investigation of case FIR number 232/2021 pertaining to attack by militants on Area Domination Patrol party (ADP) of Police & 46RR in last week of October 2021 in Cherdari area of Baramulla in which one militant was killed in retaliation, Baramulla Police zeroed in on some suspects.
During the course of further investigation, a joint team of Police and security forces arrested 01 hybrid militant and 02 militant associates identified as Asgar Majeed Lone son of Ab Majeed resident of Gulshanabad Azadgunj, Asif Ganie son of Gh Rasool resident of Bagh-e-Islam Baramulla & Faizan Rasool Gojri son of Gh Rasool resident of Syeed Kareem Baramulla.
On the disclosures of the arrested militant associates, especially those of Asgar Majeed, joint party of police and security forces recovered one grenade and 24 rounds of AK-47. Further investigation is in progress.
IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar congratulated the joint team of police and security forces for showing utmost patience and exhibiting professionalism, which resulted in saving two lives.
He reiterated that Police is committed to provide opportunity to misguided youth to shun the path of violence and return to mainstream