February 17: Police in Awantipora have arrested three terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit HM and recovered IED material from their possession.
Based on specific input regarding movement of terrorists, Awantipora Police along with 42RR and 180BN CRPF launched a joint operation in Batagund and Dadsara villages of Tral and arrested three terrorist associates linked with proscribed terrorist outfit HM. They have been identified as Shafat Ahmad Sofi son of Muzaffar Ahmad Sofi resident of Batagund, Majid Mohammad Bhat son of late Gh. Mohammad Bhat and Umer Rashid Wani son of Abdul Rashid Wani both residents of Dadsara.
As per police records, they were involved in providing shelter, logistics and transportation of arms/ammunition to the active HM terrorists in Tral and Awantipora area.
On their disclosure, incriminating materials including 08 electric detonator, 07 anti-mechanism switches, 03 pressure/relay mechanism switches, 01 improvised switch and 01 anti-mine wireless antenna were recovered from the residential house of one of the arrested terrorist associate in village Dadsara. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation.
In this connection, a case FIR No. 09/2021 under relevant section of law stands registered in Police Station Tral. Further investigation is in progress.