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Five youth prevented from joining militant ranks in Srinagar: Police

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Srinagar: Police on Friday said that five youth were prevented from joining militant ranks in Srinagar district.

The youth identified as Bilal Ahmad Malla, son of Mohammad Sideeq Malla of Siver Harden Lolab; Haseeb Farooq, son of Farooq Ahmad Bhat of Prichoo Pulwama; Shah Fahad Shabir, son of Shabir Ahmad Teli of Tangpona Pulwama; Reyaz Ahmad Mughal, son of Abdul Rasheed Mughal of Reshiwari Aawoora Kupwara, and Mohammad Imroz Dar, son of Fayaz Ahmed Dar of Bundroo Pulwama, “had a known history of being linked with TRF wing of LeT and have been known to have had conversations over phone with their terrorist handlers in PoK,” a police spokesman said.

He said as per inputs, the whole group was “in a bid to join terrorist ranks anytime after Eid al Adha.”

Police said that on July 08, Police Station Kralkhud received information through “reliable sources that a group of miscreants had gathered at Babademb Naqashpora ground and were convening a meeting.

“Since these activities of the said group were prejudicial to the security of the country, and considering the reliable inputs about their efforts to join terrorist ranks, they were arrested on spot,” police said.

Accordingly, a case (FIR No 22/2022, under section 13 UAPA) has been registered in Police Station Kralkhud and further investigation has been taken up, police said.

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