Sleeper Cell of HM Outfit Busted in Srinagar: Police



Police on Monday claimed to have busted a sleeper cell of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfit.

In a statement to KNS a police spokesperson claimed, “The cell was functioning illegally under the command of self-styled commander Mohammad Shaheen Baba @ Zaid-bin Tariq son of Ghulam Qadir Baba resident of H. NO. 65 Chadoora, Budgam. During preliminary investigation, it surfaced that they had planned to carry out sensational acts of terror by way of IED blasts. One Chinese pistol with Magazine, 25 live rounds, incriminating documents and a mobile phone was recovered from the cell members.

Mohammad Shaheen Baba was working in UK as a physiotherapist and residing in London since 2006. He married an American National of Pakistani origin.”

“He visited Pakistan, where he got in touch with HM Commanders and on their directions established the sleeper cell. The group was planning to carryout IED blasts in the valley especially in Srinagar city. The other members of the group have been identified as Mudasir Ahmad Baba @ Auranzaib, Basharat Hussain Baba, Uqab Ahmad Wazir and Manzoor Ahmad,” he further claimed. “Further investigations are going on which may lead to more arrests. In this regard, case FIR No. 134/2015 under section 13 U.L Act has been registered in Police station Sadder.”

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