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2 OGWs arrested in Bandipora: Police

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Srinagar, Jul 25: Two overground workers (OGWs) “facilitating infiltration and providing logistic support to the militants” were arrested in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, police said on Thursday.

In a statement, a police spokesman said that the Bandipora police along with Army 27 RR arrested two OGWs and recovered arms and ammunition and other incriminating material from their possession.

He identified the arrested duo as Mohammad Saleem Gojer Banyia, son of Abdul Aziz Banyia, and Mohammad Iqbal Khatana, son of Mohammad Ismail Khatana, resident of Jhandhi Dhara, Rajouri.

“In this regard a case FIR No. 80/2019 under section 7/25 Arms Act has been registered and investigation taken up,” he said.

“Their role in facilitating infiltration and providing logistic support to militants has surfaced,” spokesman added.

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