SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a militant module of proscribed outfit JeM in Awantipora by arresting eight associates.
A police spokesman in a statement said that based on specific input, several suspects were arrested and further leads were developed that lead Police and security forces to bust a module of proscribed outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad operating in Awantipora.
The spokesman in a statement said that the arrested eight militant associates have been identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Dar son of Bashir Ahmad Dar, Ishfaq Ahmad Dar son of Ab Rasheed Dar, Manzoor Ahmad Dar son of Bashir Ahmad Dar all residents of Wagad, Fayaz Ahmad Rather son of Mohd Rajab Rather resident of Pastuna, Shabir Ahmad Rather son of Sanaullah Rather resident of Syedabad Pastuna, Mohd Latief Rather son of Asadullah Rather resident of Syedabad Pastuna, Sheeraz Ahmad Mir son of Gh Mohd Mir resident of Aripal and Waseem Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Gani Bhat resident of Pastuna.
He said that incriminating materials including ammunition were also recovered from their possession. Besides, vehicle used in the commission of the crime has also been seized.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested militant associates were involved in providing shelter, logistics and transportation of arms/ammunition to 02 active militants of proscribed outfit JeM namely Asif Sheikh resident of Monghama and Ajaz Bhat resident of Syedabad Pastuna Tral,” he added.
“In this connection, a case vide FIR No. 75/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Tral and further investigation is in progress,” said the spokesman.