1 ‘active militant’, 4 ‘militant associates’ held in Kupwara
Srinagar: Security forces on Tuesday claimed to have apprehended an “active militant” and four “militant associates” during a search operation in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.
According to a police spokesman, acting on a credible information regarding cross-LoC smuggling of weapons and war-like stores, a joint operation was carried out during late hours last night by police, 28 RR and 162 Bn CRPF.
During the search operation one active militant identified as Parvaiz Ahmad Bhat, son of Abdullah Bhat, resident of Lalpora Lolab of proscribed Hizbul Mujahideen outfit was apprehended, police spokesman said, adding incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including one AK-47 rifle and a Chinese pistol with magazines were recovered from his possession.
Moreover, the joint team also apprehended four militant associates of Hizb. They have been identified as Altaf Ahmad Mir, son of Abdullah Mir, resident of Hajibal Narizeb Kalarooch; Ghulam Mohammad Kohli, son of Ghulam Hassan Kohli, resident of Warnnow Lolab; Nizam Din Gujjar, son of Mohammad Yaqoob, resident of Gujjarpati Bandipora, and Abdul Qayoom Gujjar, son of Mirza Gujjar, resident of Khenura Bandipora, spokesman said.
He said incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including one pistol, 60 AK rounds, two pistol magazines, 12 pistol rounds and one pouch were recovered from their possession.
As per the police records, spokesman said they were involved in providing logistic support and transporting of arms and ammunition to the active militants of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit operating in the Valley. They were also involved in establishing contacts with active militant commanders alias Riyaz and Amjad of Bandipora currently operating at Sonar launch pad as Dett Commanders for smuggling and supply of weapons to militants active in the Valley, spokesman said.
He said a case (FIR No. 105/2020) under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Lalpora. Further investigation is going on.