SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday have claimed to have apprehended two youths who have been misleading to join militants ranks.

A police spokesman in a statement said that the youths were counselled and handed over to parents.

“Based on a credible input about joining of two youths in militant ranks, Ganderbal Police on the basis of technical inputs immediately swung into action and apprehended both the youths of Wussan area of Ganderbal from Downtown area of Srinagar,” said the spokesman.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that both the persons had developed a tendency to join militant ranks,” he said.

The spokesman said that the arrested youth were properly counselled by Ganderbal Police, Psychiatrist and other experts in presence of their parents and were later on handed over to their parents with the advice to keep an eye on their daily activities.

“Many community members, their parents and relatives expressed their gratitude to District Police Ganderbal for the sympathetic act of saving the lives of these young boys,” said the spokesman.

While speaking on the issue, SSP Ganderbal said that ANEs operating across the border are preying on the gullible youth of Kashmir through various social media platforms and enticing them to joining militancy which needs to be curbed.

He further said that parents should come forward and report any such activity of their wards so that they are mainstreamed through concerted counselling by experts.


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