SRINAGAR: On Sunday, Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested two Over Ground Workers (OGWs) and seized a large cache of ammunition, including four hand grenades and 90 AK bullets, from their hideout and residences in Mendhar sub division of Poonch.
According to an official, the arrested OGWs have been identified as Mushtaq Ahmed and Nisar Ahmed, who were detained in connection with the ambush attack on an army vehicle in Bhata Dhurian that occurred on April 20, 2022. The case was registered under FIR number 42/2022 of Police Station Gursai, and five army personnel lost their lives in the attack.
After sustained questioning of the accused, an operation was launched by the police based on the disclosure statement of Nisar Ahmed, son of Mohd Shareef, and Mushtaq Ahmed, son of Mir Mohd, both residents of Gursai Moori. The duo has been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Explosive Substance Act, the Indian Arms Act, and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
During the search of Mushtaq Ahmed’s house, two Chinese grenades, 30 AK bullets, and one AK magazine, among other things, were seized. Similarly, two Chinese grenades, 60 AK bullets, two AK magazines, and Rs 19,000 cash were recovered from Nisar Ahmed’s house. Additionally, the police found several items from the hideout used by militants.
The police stated that further investigation is underway in the case.(KNO)