AGuH terror module busted; 4 arrested: Police
Srinagar: Police on Monday said that security forces busted a module of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGuH) by arresting four persons including one handler of the outfit.
Incriminating materials, a huge cache of arms and ammunition have also been recovered from their possession, a police spokesman said.
“Police and security forces busted a module of AGuH by arresting its handler for north Kashmir and four OGWs cum terrorist associates in Sopore,” police spokesman said in a statement.
“Upon an information by sister agency regarding movement of main terrorist handler, Sopore Police along with 22RR established an MVCP grid in Sopore. During checks, two individuals identified as Mushtaq Ahmed Bhat (main handler) of Chanapora, Srinagar, and Ishfaq Ahmed Shah, resident of Budgam were arrested. One pistol, one magazine, 10 rounds and three grenades were recovered from their possession,” he said.
On further interrogation, two more “terror associates” identified as Abdul Majeed Kumar resident of Bernate, Boniyar, and Abdul Rashid Kumar, resident of Pattan, were arrested.
One pistol, one magazine, 10 rounds and 11 grenades were also recovered from their possession, the spokesman said.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the “busted terrorist module of AGuH was being handled by Ahsaan Dar and another individual named Chaudhary from across the border (PoK),” he said.
“The module was instructed to ensure continuous supply of arms and ammunition in Kashmir Valley for conducting attacks on outsiders, civilians and security forces to instill fear in the minds of the general public,” the spokesman added.
In another operation, security forces recovered arms and ammunition from Awantipora area of Pulwama district.
The recovered arms and ammunition include 202 AK rounds, three detonators, 26 rounds of 7.62 mm and two rounds of INSAS rifle.
The cache of ammunition was wrapped in a polythene hidden under boulders at Bund Lalgam area of Awantipora, he added.