Anantnag, Jan 30: Police arrest 6 militants and their associates along with pistols and grenades in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday evening.
Police sources said that two youth were apprehended in Doniwara area of Bijbehara.
After being questioned the arrested youth revealed the names of their associates and accordingly during raids 4 more persons were arrested.
Meanwhile, police in this regard issued a statement stating that acting upon a specific input that the Lashker-e- Mustafa (Parent Organization Jaish-e-Muhammad) are contemplating an attack in Anantnag and Bijbehara towns, joint multiple Nakas were established by soldiers from 3 Rashtriya Rifles and Anantnag Police and meanwhile at one of the MVCP established at Donipora Bijbehera, an Alto car K-10 bearing registration No. HP12C 0981 approached the Naka and it was signaled to stop and two persons boarding the said car tried to escape but were apprehended tactfully.
On questioning they were identified as two freshly recruited militatns namely Imran Ahmed Hajam of Nathpora Khanabal and Irfan Ahmed Ahanger of Nandpora Khanabal and from their possession two pistols along with three magazines and 116 rounds were recovered. During questioning they confessed that they have joined LeM outfit recently and divulged that LeM was recently floated to give an impression that militancy in Kashmir is indigenous and not sponsored by Pakistan.
Police spokesperson said that they further revealed they are close associates of Hidayat Malik alias Hasnain of Sharafpora Shopian chief of LeM, Umer alias Wahid Khan of Shopian and Aftab alias Ali Bhai of Dachipora, and they were carrying racee of the area to plant an IED in order to target security forces and Police.
“Later on multiple raids were conducted at various locations and 4 over ground workers including Bilal Ahmed Kumar of Haff Shopian, Tawfeeq Ahmed Lawey of Pushwara Anantnag, Muzamil Ahmed Wani of Muniward Anantnag and Aadil Ahmed Rather of Khandipari Harnag, affiliated with banned militant outfit JeM were arrested.
“Two grenades, one kg explosive material and 30 rounds of the AK-47 rifle were recovered from their possession. In this regard case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Bijbehara and investigation taken up,” the police spokesperson said.