Militant Associate Arrested In North Kashmir: Police

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested the militant associate in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

A police spokesman in a statement said that based on specific input that there will be some movement of militants and OGWs on Baramulla-Handwara highway, a joint naka comprising of Police Baramulla, CRPF and army was established near Jehlum Stadium within the  jurisdiction of Police station  Baramulla.

“At about 1800 hours, a Maruti Alto car bearing No JK05G 1675 was moving from Baramulla towards Handwara. On seeing the Naka, the driver tried to flee,” said the spokesman.

“This action seemed suspicious to the Naka personnel. The Naka personnel boldly cordoned and stopped the car. On spot frisking and physical search, cash 13000 was recovered from the person. On searching the car three grenades were recovered which were hidden in a bag full of charcoal,” he said.

“During on spot questioning, he revealed his name Asif Gull son of Ghulam Mohd Alwaie. He also revealed that he was working as OGW for TRF which is an offshoot of Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit,” he added.

The spokesman said that he also revealed that he was in contact with one local militant Abid presently at Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK). He was also in contact of Hyder @ Jajja, Usman (FT)  and Inayatullah and also arranged logistic for them.

“In this regard case FIR no 218/2020 stands registered in police station Baramulla and further investigation taken up,” said a police spokesman in a statement.

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