Says two militant associates also arrested
Srinagar, June 06: Awantipora police on Saturday claimed to have prevented three youth from joining militant ranks and arrested two militant associates from the police district.
Police spokesman in a statement issued to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that Awantipora Police received information that some youth of Tral area who had been influenced and motivated by a false narrative were about to join the militant ranks.
“Acting swiftly, Awantipora police along with security forces prevented these youth from joining militant ranks. They have been identified as Illyas Amin Waini, Abrar Ahmad Reshi both residents of Mandoora Tral and Ubaid Ahmad Shah of Shaldraman Tral,” he said.
Police said that the youth were taken to Police Station Tral where they were properly counselled in presence of their family members and after which they were handed over to their respective parents.
During the course of investigation, it surfaced that the trio had come into contact with active militants with the help of two militant associates affiliated with LeT and HM who were motivating youth to join the militant ranks, he said, adding that both the persons were arrested and have been identified as Rizwan Ahmad Wani and Rayees Ahmad Chopan both residents of Mandoora Tral.
“Besides motivating youth for joining the militant ranks, they were found to be involved in providing logistics, shelter and other kind of support to militant organisations operating in the areas of Panner, Mandoor, Chankitrar, Ratsuna Tral,” police said, adding that a case under FIR number 52/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Tral and further investigation into the matter has been initiated