SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have busted the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant module in Hajin town of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
A police spokesman in a statement said that Bandipora police acting on a specific lead, arrested one Asadullah Parray a resident of Hajin, who was heading a recruitment cum militant module of Lashkar-e Toiba outfit.
“The individual maintained a close contact with militant handlers across the border and would do their bidding in recruiting young boys in militant ranks and arranging weapons and other logistics for them,” said the spokesman.
“The individual was earlier associated with JEI before shifting his allegiance to the Masarat Alam led Muslim League. The individual has about a dozen PSAs and FIRs lodged against him and spent a good part of the previous decade in custody,” he said.
“In the current instance, the individual enlisted the help and was actively abetted in running the module by his nephew Naseer Ahmed Parray a resident of Hajin, Haseena a resident of Sheeri, Khursheed a resident of Naidkhai and others,” he added.
“The group was in continuous contact across the border and would receive detailed instructions for their day to day activities. Apart from recruiting individuals and arranging arms and ammunition for them, the group was also involved in motivating youth to carry out petrol bombs on government buildings and protected persons and carrying out recce of potential targets,” he further added.
The spokesman said that a huge quantity of incendiary materials was recovered from them which was to be used for making Petrol Bombs.
“On the disclosures made by the accused two individuals Rafeeq a resident of Naidkhai and Hilal Ahmed Shah a resident of Shah Mohalla Hajin, who were about to join militant ranks at the instance of this group have been detained and are being questioned,” he said.
“In this regard, further investigation is underway and more arrests are expected,” said the spokesman.