Hizbul module busted in J&K's Shopian, four arrested

Pauline Gross
July 17, 2017

The raids by the security forces were conducted late on Saturday night and three OGWs arrested.

Baramulla SSP, Imtiyaz Hussain Mir told news agency PTI that the module was being spearheaded by Hizbul Mujahideen commander Parvez Wani alias Mubashir, who is a resident of Gagloora Handwara in north Kashmir's Kupwara district. The SSP said in the report that besides recruiting young boys in the module to engage in terror activities, it was also providing all logistic support to other militants of the outfit as well.

The boys were counseled and then handed over to their parents, the police official said.

The four OGWs were identified as Amir Mohidin resident of Heff Shopian, who was working as RE in a bank Chitragam; Police constable Towseef Ahmad R/o Chakoora, Pulwama; Basharat Yusuf Mir R/o of Litter Pulwama, who working as private teacher and Iftikar Rather alias Jamshed, a resident of Awneera, he said.

Police said the four arrested men had provided logistic support to the attackers.

Investigation conducted so far reveals their complicity in entering into "criminal conspiracy for carrying future attacks on policemen and civilians", the police said.

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The Jammu and Kashmir Police dealt a major blow to Hizbul Mujahedeen on Sunday when they busted two of its modules and arrested seven militants and overground workers (OGWs), including a cop-driver of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MLA, in north and south Kashmir.

They were identified as Ansar-ul-lah Tantray, Abdul Rashid Bhat and Mehraj-ud-din Kak.

"The module had plans to send many boys to Pakistan on valid visas to get them trained in terrorist camps of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (POK)", the statement said.

The police mentioned, one of the arrested, Abdul Rashid Bhat, visited Pakistan in May and obtained training in the Khalid Bin Waleed camp run by the Hizb in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

He got a visa from the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi on the recommendation of Hurriyat Geelani faction, sources said.

"Arms, ammunition and Rs one lakh in Indian currency has been recovered from their possession", said the SSP adding that the module had also been providing all logistic support to other militants of the outfit.

Other reports by GizPress

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