Hizb Module Busted, Three Arrested: Police

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted Hizbul Mujahideen module in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.

A police spokesman in a statement said that on reliable information that a module comprising of three youth namely Arshid Ahmad Khan son of Mohammad Altaf Khan a resident of Wayil Wuder Gutlibagh, Majid Rasool Rather son of Ghulam Rasool Rather a resident of Beehama Ganderbal and Mohammad Asif Najar son of Abdul Razaq Najar a resident of Beehama Ganderbal have come in contact with Pak based militant Kashmiri Fayaz Khan a resident of Chanhar Gutlibagh who has tasked them to take up militant activities in the area.

The spokesman said that the operation was launched by joint team PS Ganderbal, PC Ganderbal and 5RR during the intervening night of 14/15 September and all three local youth arrested and incriminating electronic gadgets recovered.

“During sustained questioning, the trio disclosed about possession of 3 hand grenades which were eventually recovered on their instance. The module was instructed by their Pak handler to join militancy and undertake attacks on security forces in the area,” he said.

“ln this backdrop case FIR no. 199 of 2020 U/S 13,18 UAPA 1967 stands registered in PS Ganderbal,” he added.

SSP Ganderbal Shri Khalil Ahmad Poswal while deliberating on the module underscored the fact that gullible youth of valley are being pushed to militancy by militant operatives across the border through various social media platforms.

“Parents remain unaware about such activities of their wards and said that police is taking all steps to identify and counsel such vulnerable youth, however, it is the primary responsibility of Parents also to be sensitised about such modus operandi being adopted by ANEs and keep watch over the activities of their wards to save them from falling prey to Pak based operatives,” police spokesman quoted SSP Ganderbal in a statement as saying.

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