3 held in Khrew, accused of helping Lashkar militants

3 held in Khrew, accused of helping Lashkar militants

Srinagar: At least three persons have been arrested in South Kashmir’s Khrew locality for allegedly aiding militants from Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit, sources told Kashmir Reader.
The three persons, including a college student, have been accused of working as Over Ground Workers (OGW) of the militant outfit.
According to sources, the youth were picked up by police after one of the accused had recharged a mobile number from a telecom outlet in Khrew locality. The owner of the outlet was the first one to be arrested, who according to sources identified three others.
Awantipora superintendent of police Mohammad Zaid refused to provide any details of the case.
However, it was learnt that one of the main accused had recharged a mobile number allegedly under “surveillance” in the security network.
The outlet owner has been released after one of the main accused, who remained absconding for some days, surrendered on February 20. His brother had been arrested but released after the absconding youth surrendered before police.
All three accused, locals of Khrew township, are currently being investigated for running an over ground network for militant outfit LeT. The accused are also being investigated for aiding or having any ties with top LeT commander Abu Dujana, currently active in areas of South Kashmir’s Pulwama and Shopian.
The police recently claimed to have busted a Hizbul Mujahideen module in Baramulla and Sopore areas on February 18 after arresting as many as nine people for their alleged role as OGWs in aiding Hizb militants and recruiting youth in militant ranks of the outfit.

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