Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a militant module in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district by arresting four militant associates.
A police spokesman said that on 22-08-2021, Police Station Kreeri received information about a blast-like sound in village Shrakwara Kreeri area of Baramulla.
Accordingly, Baramulla Police along with 52RR and 176 Bn CRPF rushed to the spot, he said, adding that preliminary investigation revealed that a grenade was lobbed towards the police guard at the house of Sarpanch Narinder Kour which caused some minor damages to window panes and vehicle Maruti-800.
Accordingly, police said that a case under FIR number 90/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Kreeri and investigation initiated.
“During the course of investigation, police taking advantage of modern gadgets including examination of CCTV footage learnt about the involvement of Muhammad Saleem Khan, son of Ghulam Hassan of New Colony Shrakwara and Sajad Ahmed Mir, son of Late Ali Muhammad of Mir Mohalla Saloosa in the commission of crime and who were subsequently arrested,” police said.
Police said that during further course of investigation, both the accused persons also confessed that they are working as militant associates for LeT on the behest of Pakistan based handler namely Ali Bhai (TRF).
“It was also revealed that both the accused are drug addicts and were also in contact with the active militants of LeT Hilal Sheikh and Usman (FT) and it was on their directions they had obtained grenades from Batamaloo Srinagar,” police said.
“Two more militant associates identified as Bilal Ahmad Sheikh, son of Muhammad Maqbool of Saloosa and Naseer Ahmad Dar, son of Abdul Majeed of Najibhat who had also assisted the accused persons in the commission of crime were also arrested. Two hand grenades and 100gms of Charas like substance have also been recovered from the possession of accused persons,” police said, adding that further investigation in the case and their links in other cases is also being investigated. (KNO)