Four Militant Associates Arrested: Police

SRINAGAR:  Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested four militant associates in Srinagar and recovered explosive material from their possession.

A police spokesman in a statement said that on the basis of reliable intelligence input, it was found that the militant organization “The Resistance Front (TRF) is active in J&K and is being orchestrated by handlers based in Pakistan.

“Two active militants namely Basit Ahmed Dar of Redwani Kulgam and Momin Gulzar of Eidgah Srinagar are using the network of over ground workers in the valley for subversive activities. These militant associates are providing logistic support and are harbouring these militant in Kashmir valley,” said the spokesman.

“Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 10/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Kothibagh and investigation was initiated,” he said.

“During the course of investigation, four hardcore militant associates have been arrested so far. They have been identified as Basharat Ahmed Pampori son of Basir Ahmed Pampori resident of Maidanpora Srinagar, Adil Shafi Bhat son of Mohammad Shafi Bhat resident of Daresh Kadal Srinagar, Muzamil Fayaz Sofi son of Fayaz Ahmed Sofi resident of Bagh-e-Sundar Payeen Kaksarai Karan Nagar and Adil Mushtaq Mir son of Mushtaq Ahmed Mir resident of Bagh-e-Sundar Payeen Maidanpora,” he added.

“It was also learnt that these arrested militant associates were involved in creating content of the threatening posters issued by TRF outfit time to time. Through these posters they aimed to threaten Govt employees, Police, Armed Forces, elected PRls & non-local businessmen. Besides, aimed to cause disaffection against the state. It was also found that they had recently provided logistic support to three militants namely Momin Gulzar, Arif Ahmed Hazar and one foreign militant by providing them shelter and also facilitated them in carrying out attacks in Srinagar city,” he firther added.

Further investigation is in progress to identify other associates involved in this network, said police spokesman in a statement.

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