Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police Monday claimed that they have busted a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) module in Handwara and arrested two militants.
“A module of HM was busted in Handwara (on Sunday),” a police spokesperson said.
“Two militants have been arrested in this connection,” he added.
“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 caught hold of them. On their checking a huge cache of arms and Ammunition was recovered,” police said in a statement.
During the investigation, the statement claimed 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 statement said.
As per the statement preliminary investigating revealed that these militants were members of HM militant module who would not only recruit youth into militancy by radicalizing 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,” the statement said.