SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed to have busted a militant recruitment by arresting four persons in Sopore town in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district .

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Militant Module Busted in Sopore, 4 Arrested: Police

A police spokesman in a statement said that in a major break-through against militants infrastructure in Kashmir Valley, Sopore Police alongwith 22 RR busted AGuH module by arresting AGuH Handler of north Kashmir, 4 OGWs cum militant associates in Sopore.

The spokesman in a statement said that incriminating materials, huge cache of arms and ammunition have been recovered from their possession, thereby giving a huge setback to the organisation operatives and thus averting a major tragedy. Besides, arms and ammunition was recovered in Awantipora.

“Upon an information by sister agency regarding movement of main militant handler, Sopore Police alongwith 22RR established an MVCP grid in Sopore,” said the spokesman, adding that during MVCP 02 individuals identified as Mushtaq Ahmed Bhat (Main Handler) of Chanapora, Srinagar and Ishfaq Ahmed Shah resident of Budgam were arrested.

“Incriminating material, arms and ammunition including 01  Pistol, 01 Magazine, 10 rounds and 3 Grenades was recovered from their possession,” he added.

“On further interrogation and development of the information, 02 more associates identified as Abdul Majeed Kumar resident of Bernate, Boniyar and Abdul Rashid Kumar resident of Pattan were also arrested. Incriminating material including 01 Pistol, 01 Magazine, 10 rounds and 11 Grenades were recovered from their possession,” said the spokesman.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the busted militant module of AGuH was being handled by Ahsaan Dar and one individual named Chaudhary from across the border (PaK),” he said.

“The module was instructed to ensure continuous supply of arms & ammunition in Kashmir Valley for conducting attacks on outsiders, civilians and Security Forces to instil fear in the minds of general public. The timely and effective action by Sopore police and 22RR by busting the militant module have resulted in averting a possible major tragedy,” he added.

Meanwhile, in Awantipora, Police along with 42 RR and CRPF recovered arms & ammunition including 202 AK rounds, 03 detonators, 7.62 mm 26 rounds, 02 rounds of Insas wrapped in Polyethene hidden under boulders at Bund Lalgam area of Awantipora, said the police spokesman in a statement.


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