Reyaz Rashid

4 arrested as police foils ex-filtration bid in Uri

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Baramulla: Police and Army on Friday claimed to have foiled an ex-filtration bid by arresting four youths including a guide, who were on their way towards LoC for ex-filtration via Gowhallan sector in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

“An ex-filtration bid has been foiled by arresting four individuals on their way towards LoC for ex-filtration via Gowhallan sector in Uri,” a police spokesman said.

He said police received specific information that three local youths were received by one Parvaiz Ahmad Hajam, son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-din, a resident of Gowhallan Uri and working as a “guide”, in order to ex-filtrate them to Pakistan-administered-Kashmir through Gowhallan sector.

A special team of police intercepted the group and arrested the said guide along with three local youths, the spokesman said.

He identified them as Mohammad Shafi Hajam, son of Abdul Ahad Hajam; Reyaz Ahmad Bhat, son of Manzoor Ahmad, both residents of Sheeri Mirhar in Uri, and Yasir Bhat, son of Ghulam Mohammad, resident of Chatloora Sopore.

“Incriminating material including sharp knives, torch, etc was recovered from their possession,” the spokesman said.

A case has been registered and further investigation into the matter is in progress, he added.

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