SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday claimed to have busted militant modules of proscribed outfits JeM and LeT and arrested seven militant associates.
A police spokesman in a statement said that besides, recovered huge quantity of explosive material, detonators, grenades and also seized a Maruti car.
The spokesman said that Awantipora Police received information that terrorists of proscribed outfit JeM are planning an attack by means of triggering vehicle born IED in the Pampore-Khrew area.
“Upon this information police along with 50 RR and CRPF carried out a search in the Pampore area,” said the spokesman.
“During search one person was apprehended identified as Sahil Nazir son of Nazir Ahmad Mir resident of Drangabal Pampore,” he said.
“During questioning, Sahil Nazir revealed that he was in touch with one PaK based militant commander Khalid Bin Waleed by means of various communication channels,” he added.
“The militant commander Khalid Bin Waleed intends to do some spectacular act and then the claim shall be made on behalf of a new militant outfit Mujahideen Gazwat-ul-Hind,” said the spokesman.
“He further revealed that terrorist commander Khalid Bin Waleed motivated him to carry out an attack in Pampore area for which he volunteered himself to carry out the attack in the area,” he said.
“During further questioning, it surfaced that militant commander Khalid Bin Waleed delivered Rs 70,000/= to Sahil Nazir for purchasing a vehicle,” he added.
“The investigation into the case also revealed that Sahil Nazir tasked his other OGWs/associates namely Kaisar Ahmad Bhat son of Farooq Ahmad Bhat resident of Drangbal Pampore to purchase a second-hand vehicle. Accordingly, the vehicle Maruti 800 bearing registration number JK01E-0690 was purchased from Srinagar. The said vehicle was kept hidden at a safe place at Wuyan in OGW Kaisar’s relative’s house,” said the spokesman.
“Accordingly, three more militant associates of the module namely Yasir Ali Wani son of Ali Mohammad Wani resident of Pampore, Kaisar Ahmad Bhat son fo Farooq Ahmad Bhat resident of Drangabal and Mohammad Mounis Fayaz @ Brooj Malik son of Fayaz Ahmad resident of Drangabal were arrested with explosive material,” he said.
“Pertinent to mention that, on January 25, 2021, Sahil Nazir along with Kaisar Ahmad Bhat travelled on Scooty to reach the CRPF Camp (Grid Station Pampore) and lobbed a grenade on CRPF (located at Grid Station Pampore). However, the grenade did not explode for the reason the pin of the grenade was not properly removed. The said hand grenade was later recovered alive from the premises of said camp,” he added.
“The investigation also revealed that Sahil Nazir was supposed to receive other explosive material in the near future,” said the spokesman, adding that eight electronic detonators and a Chinese hand grenade were recovered from the arrested militant associates. Besides, a Maruti 800 car has also been seized.
“A Case FIR Number 27 /2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Pampore in this regard and further investigation is in progress,” said the spokesman.
“Similarly, Awantipora police along with forces have also busted LeT militant module after receiving information that militants of proscribed outfit LeT are planning an attack by means of triggering an explosive substance in Pampore area,” he said.
“Acting on this information, Awantipora Police along with 50 RR and CRPF carried out the search operation in the Pampore area. During search operation one OGW/associate of proscribed outfit LeT namely Musaib Aziz Goojri son of Abdul Aziz Goojri resident of Namlabal Pampore was apprehended,” he added.
The spokesman said that during questioning, Musaib admitted that he was in continuous touch with LeT commander of Pampore Umer Khanday and he has handed a container containing approx. 25 Kgs of explosive material (aluminium powder) to him.
“Accordingly, the said container containing approx 25 Kgs of explosive substance was recovered. He further revealed that the explosive material has been kept with him for preparing IED and the other parts of IED were supposed to reach to him in near future,” he said.
“During the further course of the investigation, two more militant associates of the same module namely Muneeb Mushtaq Sheikh @ Zarar son of Mushtaq Ahmad resident of Drangbal Pampore and Shahid Ahmad Sofi son of Ghulam Mohammad Sofi resident of Namblabal Pampore have been arrested along with explosive material,” he added.
“As per police records, these arrested militant associates are involved in providing shelter, logistics to the militants of proscribed outfit LeT and transporting arms/ ammunition of the militants,” said the spokesman.
“A case FIR Number 28/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Pampore and further investigation is in progress,” he said.
“IGP Kashmir has appreciated the role of Awantipora police for generating such actionable inputs and successful operations along with army and CRPF,” said a police spokesman in a statement.