2 militant hideouts busted in Anantnag
Jammu: Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested an Al-Badr militant outfit motivator in the improvised explosive device (IED) planting case.
The case pertains to planting of an IED at the Jammu bus stand on February 14 so as to carry out a 2019 like Pulwama militant attack.
Inspector General of Police, Jammu Zone Mukesh Singh said that one Rah Hussain Bhat, son of Abdul Rashid Bhat of 55 Batbagh Hunipora, Nehama, Pulwama has been arrested in case.
FIR No. 05/2021 PS Bus Stand, Jammu has been registered under relevant sections (case of recovery of IED from Sohail Bashir at Jammu Bus Stand).
The top cop said he is an over ground worker (OGW) and Motivator of Al-Badr militant outfit and is involved in conspiracy of providing logistics support to the outfit.”
“He is in direct contact with Pakistan handlers involved in conspiracy to carry out IED attack at Jammu,” said IGP Singh.
Meanwhile, forces busted two militant hideouts in forest area in south Kashmir district of Anantnag.
Official sources said that following specific information, a joint Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched by Army and J&K Police in south Kashmir on Saturday evening.
“During the CASO, security forces apprehended a suspect, who during questioning gave way the locations of two militant hideouts in the forest area in Anantnag,” they said.
They said force teams were sent to these locations and two militant hideouts were busted.
“Troops recovered three AK 56 rifles, two Chinese pistols, four grenades, telescope, AK/Pistol magazines and other incriminating material from these hideouts,” they said.
The arrest and recovery come days after three newly recruited militants, who wounded the son of the owner of the famous Krishna Dhaba in Srinagar on Wednesday, were arrested along with a pistol in south Kashmir.
Aakash Mehra, son of Ramesh Kumar Mehra, the owner of Krishna Dabba, was injured by militants at his restaurant in Sonwar in Srinagar at around 1935 hrs on Wednesday.