Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed to have busted two hideouts of militant outfit Jaish-e-Muhammad and arrested ten of its associates in Tral area of Awantipora and Khrew area of Pampore in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
A spokesperson of the police said: “In view of the surge in militant attacks in Tral in which civilians and security forces were targeted, creating an atmosphere of panic and fear, a special team was constituted to investigating these cases and on the basis of material evidence collected, four persons identified as Younis Nabi Naik son of Ghulam Nabi Naik resident of Pinglish, Fayaz Ahmad Wani son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Wani resident of Reshipora, Riyaz Ahmad Ganaie son of Mohammad Ramzan Ganaie resident of Nigeenpora and Bilal Ahmad Rather son of Ghulam Rasool resident of Hafoo Nigeenpora were taken into custody.”
The spokesperson said that investigation into the cases revealed their complicity in the militant attacks carried out in Tral area of South Kashmir.
“Another hideout was busted in Khrew area of Pampore in which six associates of Jaish-e-Muhammad identified as Javaid Ahmad Parray son of Mohammad Shaban resident of Bethan Khrew, Yasir Bashir Wani son of Bashir Ahmad Wani resident of Babapora Khrew, Tahir Yousuf Lone son of Mohammad Yousuf Lone resident of Khrew, Rafiq Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Ahmad resident of Sharshali Khrew, Javaid Ahmad Khanday son of Ghulam Ahmad Khanday resident of Khrew and Imran Nazir son of Nazir Ahmad Najar resident of Mandakpaul Naimsaab Khrew were arrested on the basis of incriminating materials recovered.
“Huge quantity of incriminating materials was recovered from the hideout including gelatin sticks, detonators, materials for making IEDs and grenades. All the incriminating materials have been taken in case records to probe their complicity in other crimes.”