Police and Army has busted an HM module after it arrested two militants in Handwara and two OGWs in Awantipora, a police spokesman said Monday.
He said that on a specific information regarding movement of militants, a joint check point 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 police party immediately swung into action and caught hold of them. On their checking a huge cache of arms and Ammunition was recovered, the spokesman added.
During the investigation, they revealed that they had come to Handwara for receiving ammunition and other war like 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 spokesman added.
he added that preliminary investigating revealed that these militants were members of an HM militant module who would not only recruit youth into militancy by radicalize them over social media.
“They would also coordinate their training and arranged arms and ammunition for them,” the spokesman added.
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.