Four militant associates arrested in south Kashmir: Police

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Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested four militant associates in south Kashmir Pulwama and Anantnag districts.

A police spokesman in a statement said that Anantnag arrested three militant associates linked to proscribed outfit HM.

“They have been identified as Adil Ahmad Dar @ Adil Gadhanji, Aqib Fayaz Makroo residents of Arwani Bijbehara and Ajaz Ahmad Sofi resident of Gund Chahal,” said the spokesman.

“As per police records they were involved in assisting the active militants of proscribed outfit HM operating in the areas of Anantnag,” he said.

“As per the investigations, they were providing logistic support and shelter to the active militants of HM. They were also involved in motivating and instigating the youth of the area to join militant ranks,” he added.

“Incriminating material has been recovered from their possession,” he further added.

The spokesman said that case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation in the matter is in progress.

Meanwhile, police also claimed to have arrested a militant associate linked to proscribed outfit JeM.

“He has been identified as Tawfeeq Ahmad Bhat resident of Mongahama, Tral,” said the spokesman.

“As per police records he was involved in assisting the active militants of proscribed outfit JeM operating in the areas of Tral,” he said.

“As per the investigations, he was providing logistic support and shelter to the active terrorists of JeM operating in the areas of Tral,” he added.

“Incriminating materials have been recovered from his possession. Case FIR No. 03/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered against him. Further investigation in to the matter is in progress,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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