SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a militant module in Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
A police spokesman in a statement said that Awantipora Police along with 42RR and 180 BN CRPF busted a militant associate network of proscribed outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad involved in grenade lobbing incidents in Tral area of Awantipora and Sangam area of Anantnag district.
The spokesman said that they have been identified as Aijaz Ahmad Bhat son of Manzoor Ahmad Bhat resident of Larow Tral, Umer Jabar Dar son of Mohammad Jabar Dar resident of Wagad Tral, Suhail Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Bhat resident of Dogripora Awantipora, Sameer Ahmad Lone son of Ghulam Mohammad Lone resident of Darganiegund Tral , Mohammad Amin Khan son of Ghulam Hassan Khan and Rafiq Ahmad Khan son of Abdul Ahad Khan both residents of Handoora Tral.
“Incriminating material including explosive substance has been recovered from their possession. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their role and complicity in other crimes,” said the spokesman.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that arrested militant associates have been in contact with Pakistani handlers and have targeted forces by lobbing grenades in recent past. They have also been involved in pasting of threat poster of election boycott in Tral area,” he said.
“Cases vide FIR Nos 99/2020 and 109/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Tral and further investigation into the cases have been initiated,” said a police spokesman in a statement.