Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed that it rescued 8 minor boys while foiling their attempts to join militant groups during the last one month in Kupwara.
“Kupwara police rescued and foiled the plans of four minor boys of village Gulgam to join militant groups when a police party deputed for the purpose near LOC intercepted them. After proper counseling at Police Station Kupwara they were handed over to their parents,” a police statement said.
Due to the timely intervention of District Police Kupwara, four more youth were prevented from joining militant groups, the statement claims.
They were identified as Hilal Ahmad Fafoo, 18, son of Abdul Rashid Fafoo resident of Sheeri Baramulla at present Bumhama Kupwara, Firdous Ahmad Bhat, 19, son of Lal Mohammad resident of Bumhama Kupwara, Touseef Ahmad Shah, 16, son of Maqsood Ahmad resident of Shatmuqam Lolab and Ahteram-ul-Haq Shah, 16, son of Abdul Ahad Shah resident of Shatmuqam Lolab.
After receiving the information about their fleeing from their homes, police parties were sent to different locations. The parents of the missing boys and their relatives were also involved who have also played the positive role for their motivation and providing timely information with regard to their contact numbers and other details, the statement added.
During the swift operation, two boys from Shatmuqam Lolab were intercepted from Pulwama area who were heading toward Tral and other 2 boys hailing from Bumhama were intercepted from Vodhpora area who were also planning to move toward Shopian area.
During the course of investigation, all the 4 boys have confessed that they were going to join the militant ranks.
All the rescued boys have been properly counseled and motivated for their re-union with the families, the statement claimed.