Police arrests 2 militants in south Kashmir

Police in a series of operations arrested two categorised active terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF) in south Kashmir on Monday. Police said it has busted a terror module in Baramulla by arresting three terrorist associates, it said in a statement. “Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were also recovered from their possession”, police said.

The police statement said that acting on “specific information about presence of terrorists, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 53RR and 183Bn CRPF in the orchards of village Mirgund, Rohmu area of Pulwama”. During the search, movement of a terrorist hiding in apple orchards was noticed who tried to escape but was apprehended tactfully by the joint parties exercising maximum restraint. He was identified as Sarwir Ahmad Mir resident of Bathen, Khrew and linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF). Incriminating materials including two grenades were recovered from his possession, police said.

Meanwhile, acting on specific information Anantnag Police and 3RR launched a cordon and search operation at Wadhan Sirgufwara area of Anantnag. During the search operation, one categorized terrorist identified as Hafiz Abdullah Malik resident of Ganjipora Mirbazar linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF) was arrested, police said. Incriminating materials arms and ammunition including 1 AK-56 rifle, 2 AK-56 magazines, 40 AK live rounds, 1 Chinese Pistol, 1 Pistol Magazine, 7 live pistol rounds and 1 pouch were recovered from his possession

In Baramulla, during the course of investigation of case FIR No. 232/2021 pertaining to attack by terrorists on Area Domination Patrol party (ADP) of Police and 46RR in last week of October 2021 in Cherdari area of Baramulla in which one terrorist was killed in retaliation, Baramulla Police zeroed in on some suspects, police said.

During the course of further investigation, a joint team of Police and security forces arrested three terrorist associates identified as Asgar Majeed Lone son of Abdul Majeed resident of Gulshanabad Azadgunj, Asif Ganie son of Ghulam Rasool resident of Bagh-e-Islam Baramulla and Faizan Rasool Gojri son of Gh Rasool resident of Syeed Kareem Baramulla.

On the disclosures of the arrested terrorist associates, especially those of Asgar Majeed, joint party of police and security forces recovered one grenade and 24 rounds of AK-47. Further investigation is in progress. IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar has congratulated the joint team of police and security forces for “showing utmost patience and exhibiting professionalism, which resulted in saving two lives. He once again reiterates that Police is committed to provide opportunity to misguided youth to shun the path of violence and return to mainstream”, the IGP said.