*Anantnag Police arrests 02 newly recruited terrorists and 04 terrorist associates; Arms & ammunition recovered*
*January 30:* “`Police in Anantnag have arrested two newly recruited terrorists and four terrorist associates, linked with proscribed terror outfit LeM/JeM. Arms and ammunition recovered from their possession.
Acting on a specific information regarding the terrorist attack in Anantnag/ Bijbehara towns by Lashker-e-Mustafa (Parent Organization JeM), Police along with 3RR established special checking points at multiple locations and conducted intensified checking. Meanwhile at one of the checkpoint established at Donipora Bijbehera, officers intercepted a vehicle Alto K-10 bearing registration No. HP12C 0981 with two persons on board. They were signalled to stop however, they tried to flee from the spot but the alert joint forces apprehended them tactfully. They have been identified as Imran Ahmed Hajam resident of Nathpora Khanabal and Irfan Ahmed Ahanger resident of Nandpora Khanabal. Both have recently joined terrorist ranks and are affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeM/JeM.
Incriminating material, Arms and ammunition including two Pistols along with three magazines and 116 rounds were recovered from their possession.
When officers spoke to them they revealed that they have joined LeM outfit recently and divulged that LeM was recently floated to give an impression that terrorism in Kashmir is indigenous and not sponsored by Pakistan, they further revealed that they are close associates of Hidayat Malik @Hasnain resident of Sharafpora Shopian, a self styled Chief of LeM, Umer @ Wahid Khan resident of Shopian and Aftab @Ali Bhai resident of Dachipora and they were carrying recee of the area to plant an IED in order to target security forces/Police.
During further course of investigation, 04 terrorist associates of proscribed terror outfit JeM were arrested from different locations. They have been identified as Bilal Ahmed Kumar resident of Haff Shopian, Tawfeeq Ahmed Lawey resident of Pushwara Anantnag, Muzamil Ahmed Wani resident of Muniward Anantnag and Aadil Ahmed Rather resident of Khandipari Harnag.
Incriminating materials, ammunition & explosive substance including 02 Grenades, 30 AK-47 Rounds and 01 kg Explosive material were recovered from their possession.
A case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Bijbehara and further investigation into the matter is in progress.“`