Srinagar, Oct 16: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir range Vijay Kumar Friday said that police have busted a module of Over Ground Workers (OGW) of militants and arrested six militant aides besides seizing six vehicles that were used by militants to carry out attacks on security forces on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.
Addressing the press conference here the IGP said that a series of attacks took place from August 14 this y ear to October 5 that include an attack on police and SSB men at Nowgam, Srinagar on August 14 in which two policemen were killed and one INSAS riffle snatched as well.
“Similarly, on September 21, militants attacked RoP at new bypass and on September 25 militants attacked the CRPF party at Chadoora in which one CRPF man was killed and his weapon was also snatched. On October 5, another attack was carried out at RoP of CRPF at Taingan, By-pass in which two CRPF men were killed and four others injured,” the IGP said.
He said in order to solve the case different teams were constituted by the police West Zone Srinagar.
“Around 9 to 10 suspects were identified and subsequently picked up by these teams. The teams were able to identify the links through human intelligence. Raids were conducted in Chadoora, Budgam, Nowgam and other areas of district Srinagar. The suspects were subjected to sustained interrogation and during interrogation they confessed about their involvements and the militants involved,” the IGP said, adding that pinpoint location of the house where militants involved in these attacks were hiding at Barzulla, Srinagar was also obtained using human intelligence.
The IGP said that six militant associates were arrested that include Waseem Ahemd GAnai of Ganaimohalla, Chatergam, Chadoora, Faisal Mushtaq Ganai of Aribagh, Nowgam, Shakir Ahmed Dar of Marvel, Kakapora, Pulwama, Suhail Shabir Ganai of Ganai Mohalla Chattergam, Chadoora, Budgam, Umar Nisar of Iqbal Colonoy Wanbal, Shakerpora, Nowgam, Srinagar and Sahil Nisar of Aribagh, Nowgam.
He said that six vehicles were also seized from the arrested militant associates that include Tavera, Pulsar bike, Yamaha bike, Alto while colour, Alto-800, and another Bike—(KNO)