Hizbul module busted in J&K’s Ganderbal, 3 held

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Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir police today busted a Hizbul Mujahideen module and arrested three persons while recovering three grenades from their possession, police said.

In a statement issued here, police said that on specific inputs, a Hizbul module was busted comprising of three youths. They have been identified as Arshid Ahmad Khan, resident of Wayil Wuder Gutlibagh; Majid Rasool Rather and Mohd Asif Najar, both residents of Beehama, Ganderbal.

J&K police said that these youths had come in contact with Pakistan based Kashmiri militant Fayaz Khan, resident of Chanhar, Gutlibagh who had tasked them to take up militant activities in the area.

“An operation was launched by joint team of police station Ganderbal and 5RR during the intervening night of 14/15 September and all three local youth arrested and incriminating electronic gadgets recovered. During sustained questioning the trio disclosed about possession of three hand grenades which were eventually recovered on their instance,” a police statement read.

The module was instructed by the Pakistani handler to join militancy and undertake attacks on security forces in the area. “In this backdrop case FIR no. 199 of 2020 U/S 13,18 UAPA 1967 stands registered in PS Ganderbal,” the statement read.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ganderbal Khalil Ahmad Poswal, while speaking over the arrest of trio, said that gullible youths of Valley are being pushed to militancy by militant operatives across the border through various social media platforms and parents remain unaware about such activities of their wards. He said that police is taking all steps to identify and counsel such vulnerable youth.

“However, it is the primary responsibility of parents also to be sensitised about such modus operandi being adopted by anti-national elements (ANEs) and keep watch over the activities of their wards to save them from falling prey to Pakistan based operatives,” the police statement read.