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Two militant modules busted, 18 arrested in north, south, central Kashmir: Police

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Srinagar, Dec 03: Police on Monday claimed to have busted two modules of militant outfits in Pulwama district of south Kashmir with the arrest of ten persons along with “huge quantity of incriminating material”. Police also claimed arresting eight militant associates “planning to snatch weapons from police personnel.”

Police in south Kashmir busted two militant modules of proscribed militant outfits and arrested 10 of its associates in Tral area of Awantipora and Khrew area of Pampore, a police spokesperson said.

Spokesperson said a special team was constituted to investigate surge in militant attacks in Tral area of the south Kashmir district.

“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,” he said.

Investigation into the cases revealed their complicity in the attacks carried out in Tral area, the spokesperson said.

He said another module was busted in Khrew area of Pampore in which six associates of militants 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 — all residents of Khrew area — were arrested on the basis of incriminating materials recovered.

“Huge quantity of incriminating material was recovered from this terror module, including gelatin sticks, detonators, materials for making IEDs and grenades. All the incriminating material has been taken in case records to probe their complicity in other terror crimes,” he said.

In a separate press release, police claimed to have arrested eight militant associates planning to snatch weapons from police personnel.

“Based on a credible input that a criminal conspiracy has been hatched by some associates of militants to snatch weapons from on duty police personnel, Baramulla police has detained eight militant accomplices from Baramulla, Tangmarg and Srinagar areas,” said a police spokesman.

A case (FIR No. 102/2018) under section 18, 38 UA (P) Act was registered in Police Station Tangmarg and further investigation was initiated in the mater, he said.

During the course of investigation, he said, incriminating materials including arms and ammunitions were recovered from them.

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