Srinagar, October 31: Two youths have been arrested while they were trying to ex-filtrate near Line of Control (LoC) in Hyhama area of Kupwara district in north Kashmir.
While briefing the media persons, SSP Kupwara Shamsheer Hussain said that based on specific information, police party of SOG Kupwara laid cordon and search operation in Manigah Hyhama area. During search of the area, two youth were found moving suspiciously and were nabbed.
They identified themselves as Danish Ghulam Lone S/o Ghulam Mohd Lone R/o Brah Badna Pulwama, age about 20yrs and Suhail Ahmad Bhat S/o Ghulam Mohi u din Bhat R/o Dogripora Pulwama, age about 21yrs, the SSP said. “Some incriminating documents including the map of areas adjoining to LoC and some posters of HM outfit were also recovered from the possession of the arrested youth,” he said.
The SSP Shamsheer Hussain said during preliminary interrogation, they disclosed that they were motivated by one active Hizbul Mujahideen militant namely Adnan operating in Pulwama/Awantipora area for joining the militant ranks and ex-filtration to PaK for obtaining arms training.
“They further disclosed that said HM militant Adnan had also asked them to visit the Central Jail Srinagar and meet one HM cadre Ishaq Paul resident of Shopian, a militant under detention. On the instructions of HM militant Adnan they both visited the Central Jail Srinagar and met Ishaq Paul and Ghulam Nabi Mughal, resident of Manigah Kupwara also a detainee in Central Jail Srinagar,” the SSP said.
The senior most police officer of Kupwara said after their meeting with the both Ishaq Paul and Ghulam Nabi Mughal, the two youths were told to send their photographs on WhatsApp numbers of PaK. “After returning from Central Jail Srinagar they have sent their photographs and other details to the PaK handlers and the OGWs network in Kupwara was also activated by the PaK handlers,” the SSP said.
“The local OGWs have facilitated their journey from Srinagar to Kupwara and further to Manigah area on way to LoC. On the disclosure of both the youth, 04 over ground workers (OGWs) namely Doulat Ali Mughal, Liyaqat Ali Khan, Ghulam Nabi Mughal residents of Manigah Kupwara and Haroon Ahmad Sheikh R/o Amrohie Karnah were also arrested,” he said.
According to SSP Kupwara, these four over ground workers (OGWs) were facilitating the youth of the valley especially South Kashmir to cross the LoC on the instructions of Hizb South module in coordination with their handlers across the LoC for obtaining arms training. “Case FIR No. 279/2017 u/s 13,18,18-B Prevention of Unlawful activities act and 120-B RPC stands registered in P/S Kupwara and further investigation in progress,” he added. (GNS)