Srinagar, December 06: Police today said that after the killing of some 230 militants this year so far, including eight top commanders of Lashkar-e-Toiba and Hizbul Mujahideen, a serious exercise is underway to crack the whip on the logistic base of militants and their over ground worker (OGW) base.
The police believe that tightening the noose on the logistic base of militants will help get closer to the remaining militants especially the top commanders. Recently, two modules of militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) were busted in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir in which ten persons were arrested and huge quantity of incriminating material recovered. A police spokesperson had said a special team was constituted to investigate surge in attacks by militants in Tral in which civilians and forces were targeted and created an atmosphere of panic and fear in the area.
“Police in south Kashmir also busted two modules of proscribed terror outfit JeM and arrested ten of its associates in Tral area of Awantipora and Khrew area of Pampore,” the spokesperson said. On the basis of material evidence collected, four persons, identified as Younis Nabi Naik, a resident of Pinglish, Fayaz Ahmad Wani, a resident of Reshipora, Riyaz Ahmad Ganaie, a resident of Nigeenpora and Bilal Ahmad Rather, a resident of Hafoo Nigeenpora were taken into custody.
Another module was busted in Khrew area of Pampore in which six associates of JeM identified as Javaid Ahmad Parray, Yasir Bashir Wani, Tahir Yousuf Lone, Rafiq Ahmad Bhat, Javaid Ahmad Khanday and Imran Nazir — all residents of Khrew area — were arrested on the basis of incriminating materials recovered. A senior police officer said that now that the militancy has received a jolt, forces have now launched an exercise to nab the OGW base of militants and their logistic support base as well.
“This will help catch the rest of the remaining militants including top commanders that include Reyaz Naikoo, Zakir Moosa and Zenatul Islam,” the officer, wishing anonymity told KNO.