Police and Army have claimed to have busted an HM module after it arrested two militants in Handwara and two OGWs in Awantipora, police said in a statement.
According to the statement, police on a specific information regarding movement of militants, a joint Naka of Handwara police and 21-RR was laid at Chogal, Handwara during which two persons identified as Mehrajudin son of Gulzar Ahmad Bhat and Obaid Shafi Malla son Mohammad Shafi both residents of Awantipora were caught while moving in suspicious circumstances. The duo was asked to stop but they started running away. The Naka party immediately swung into action and caught hold of them. On their checking a huge cache of arms and Ammunition was recovered.
“During the investigation, they revealed that they had come to Handwara for receiving ammunition and other warlike stores for their militant outfit in South Kashmir.
Cyber surveillance unit of JK police also tracked their social media network accounts and found some incriminating material. They were misusing Web-chats to hatch and execute terrorist conspiracies,” the statement said.
Police said that the preliminary investigating revealed that these militants were members of an HM militant module who would not only recruit youth into militancy by radicalising them over social media but also coordinated their training and arranged arms/ammunition.
“On the discloser of these two militants, two more members of the module working as OGWs were arrested from Awantipora. They were identified as Shahid Ahmad Thoker and Irfan Ahmad Both resident of Awantipora,” police added.
According to the police statement, further investigation into the matter is going on.