Two militant modules busted in in Anantnag, 3 hybrid militants among 11 arrested: Police

Srinagar, February 08: Police have claimed that they have busted two militant modules of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant outfit in South Kashmir’s Anantnag by arresting 11 accused persons, including “three hybrid militants”.

In a statement, the police said that based on credible inputs about outfit JeM is planning to carry out attacks on Police, security forces in Srigufwara/Bijbehara areas of Anantnag, multiple nakas/checkpoints were established at various locations.

According to police spokesman,  during checking at one of such checkpoints at Sakhras crossing Srigufwara, a bike rider with 2 pillion riders was intercepted, the said persons tried to flee but were apprehended tactfully by the alert police party.

Upon their personal search 02 Pistols (Chinese) along with magazine and ammunition was recovered.

During preliminary questioning they revealed their identity as Abbas Ah Khan son of Nazir Ah Khan resident of Liver, Zahoor Ah Gowgujri son of Ab Rashid Gowgujri resident of Vidday and Hidayatullah Kutay son of Ab Razak Kutay resident of Liver Pahalgam, police said.

The police said the accused also disclosed that they were  the associates of outfit JeM and are in direct contact with Pakistan based handlers and at their behest they were going to attack Police and security forces in Srigufwara area and then formally join militant outfit KFF (an offshoot of JeM).

Upon their further disclosure 2 more militant associates namely Shakir Ahmad Gowgojri son of Fayaz Ahmad resident of Viday Srigufwara and Musharaf Amin Shah son of Mohammad Amin resident of Katsoo Srigufwara were arrested, he said, the police said.

Incriminating materials including arms/ammunition were also recovered from their possession, the statement added.

In this regard, a Case vide FIR No 04/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered in police station Srigufwara and further investigation is in progress, statement read.

Similarly, the statement read that Anantnag Police busted another militant module in Bijbehara area by arresting 6 militant associates of KFF (an offshoot of JeM) and recovered Incriminating materials including ammunition from their possession.

“They have been identified as Fayaz Ah Khan son of Gh Hassan Khan resident of Liver Pahilgam, Muntazir Rashid Mir son of Ab Rashid resident of Yanner Pahalgam, Mohd Arif Khan son of Farooq Ah Khan resident of Mandar Gund Sakhras, Adil Ah Tarray son of Ghulam Nabi tarray resident of Hatigam, Zahid Ahmad Najar son of Nazir Ahmad Najar resident of Liver Pahalgam and the sixth one is a juvenile (identity withheld),” the statement said said.

In this regard, a case has been registered under relevant sections of law in police station Bijbehara, the police added.

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