Srinagar: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested three Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfit in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Awantipora.
J&K Police in a statement said “Acting on specific information of militant movement, Awantipora Police along with 42 RR and 180 BN CRPF launched a search operation in Batagund and Dadsara villages of Tral. During the search operation one militant module of three associates of Hizb-ul–Mujahideen outfit were arrested.”
“The arrested militant associates are involved in providing shelter, logistics and transportation of arms/ ammunition to the HM militant in Tral and Awantipora area.”, the statement reads.
“During on spot questioning of the arrested militant associates, following IED material was recovered from the house of one of the arrested militant associates at Dadsara.”, police claimed.
“Eight Electric Detonator Anti Mechanism Switches, seven Pressure Switches/Relay, three Mechanism Switches, one Improvised Switch and one Anti Mine Wireless Antenna were recovered from their possession.” the statement reads.
The statement further stated that the arrested ‘militant associates’ have been identified as Shafat Ahmad Sofi Son of Muzaffar Ahmad Sofi resident of Batagund, Majid Mohammad Bhat son of late Gh. Mohammad Bhat resident of Dadsara and Umer Rashid Wani son Ab. Rashid Wani resident of Dadsara.
“Case FIR number 09/2021 stands registered against the arrested militant associates in Police Station Tral under relevant sections of law”, reads the statement. (GNS)