Police on Tuesday claimed to have apprehended 3 Hizb militants in Baramulla district in northern part of Kashmir.
The trio has been identified as Waseem Ahmed Mir son of Nazir Ahmed Mir resident Andergam Pattan, Umer Hassan Rather son of Gh Hassan Rather resident of Achabal Sopore and Akif Hussain Rather son of Gh Hassan Rather resident of Achbal Sopore.
Police said that its team assisted by 29 RR and CRPF on specific information laid a joint Naka at Behrampora Tilgam crossing during which the trio was apprehended.
Police said that 2 Chinese pistols along with ammunition were recovered from their possession.
“On sustained questioning, the trio admitted that they are working for Hizbul Mujahideen outfit and are motivating young boys into militancy,” police statement said.
According to the police statement, these individuals have been long time conduits of militants in the northern part of Kashmir playing a major role in enticing young boys to join militancy.
Police said that the network was being spearheaded by Hizbul Mujahideen commander Parvez Wani @ Mubashir resident of Galoora Handwara.
“The network of these militants has not only been luring young boys to join militancy but also providing all logistic support to terrorists in the Andergam Pattan and Sopore areas,” police added.
Case FIR No 57/2017 under sections of 13 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, [ULA (P) Act ] has been registered in Police station Kreeri in this regard, police statement concluded.