Srinagar, August 8: Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a module of Hizbul Mujahideen in Kreeri area of Baramulla district by arresting three of its members.
A police official said that in its continuous efforts to foil the designs of “terror elements to build a terror infrastructure to lure young boys to militancy”, police assisted by army’s 29 RR and CRPF on a specific information laid a joint checkpoint at Behrampora Tilgam crossing in district and apprehended 3 suspected individuals.
The arrested persons have been identified as Waseem Ahmed Mir, Umer Hassan Rather and Hussain Rather. Police said that it recovered 2 Chinese pistols along with ammunition from their possession. “On sustained questioning, the trio admitted that they are working for Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit and are motivating young boys into militancy.
“These individuals have been long time conduits of terrorists in North Kashmir playing a major role in enticing young boys to join militancy. This network was being spearheaded by Hizbul Mujahideen commander Parvez Wani alias Mubashir,” said the official. The police claimed that this network of these militants have been not only luring young boys to join militancy but also providing all logistic support to militants in the Andergam Pattan and Sopore areas.
“In this regard Case FIR No 57/2017 under sections of 13 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, [ULA (P) Act] has been registered in Police station Kreeri and further investigation is going on,” he said, adding: “Though there are unabated attempts by such elements to disturb peace and order in the area by way of recruiting young boys to militancy, all such efforts have been thwarted by Police and security forces so far.”
The police meanwhile said “it’s a humble appeal to parents and conscientious citizens to come forward and help police and security forces to prevent such vulnerable youngsters falling prey to militant designs being lured to killing fields”. (GNS)