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Highway attacks: Six militant associates arrested, six vehicles seized: IGP Kashmir

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Says Vehicles were used by militants in carrying out attacks on forces on highways, Militants were hiding in a residential house in Barzullah, Sgr

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir range Vijay Kumar Friday said that police have busted an Over Ground Worker (OGW) of militants and arrested six militant associates besides seizing six vehicles that were used by militants in carrying out attacks on security forces on national highway.

Addressing the press conference at police station Pantha Chowk, IGP said that a series of attacks took place from August 14 this y ear to October 5 that include an attack on police and SSB men at Nowgam, Srinagar on August 14 in which two policemen were killed and one INSAS riffle snatched as well.

“Similarly, on September 21, militants attacked RoP at new bypass and on September 25 militants attacked the CRPF party at Chadoora in which one CRPF man was killed and his weapon was also snatched. On October 5, another attack was carried out at RoP of CRPF at Taingan, By-pass in which two CRPF men were killed and four others injured,” the IGP said as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

He said in order to solve the attacks, different teams were constituted by the police West Zone Srinagar.

“Around 9 to 10 suspects were identified and subsequently picked up by these teams. The teams were able to identity the links through human intelligence. Raids were conducted in Chadoora, Budgam, Nowgam and other areas of District Srinagar. The suspects were subjected to sustained interrogation and during interrogation they confessed about their involvements and the militants involved,” the IGP said, adding that pinpoint location of the house where militants involved in these attacks were hiding at Barzullah, Srinagar was also obtained using human intelligence.

The IGP said that six militant associates were arrested that include Waseem Ahemd GAnai of Ganaimohalla, Chatergam, Chadoora, Faisal Mushtaq Ganai of Aribagh, Nowgam, Shakir Ahmed Dar of Marvel, Kakapora, Pulwama, Suhail Shabir Ganai of Ganai Mohalla Chattergam, Chadoora, Budgam, Umar Nisar of Iqbal Coloney Wanbal, Shakerpora,, Nowgam, Srinagar and Sahil Nisar of Aribagh, Nowgam.

He said that six vehicles were also seized from the arrested militant associates that include Tavera, Pulsar bike, Yamaha bike, Alto while colour, Alto-800, and another Bike—(KNO)

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