Bandipora: Five persons were booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) in Hajin area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Saturday.
On June 2, police had claimed that they busted a Lashkar-e-Toiba module by arresting five persons from Hajin, Bandipora, allegedly while they were travelling with arms and ammunition in a Wagon R car.
“All these persons were working as over-ground workers (OGWs) for a militant outfit,” Bandipora’s senior superintendent of police, Sheikh Zulfikar, said.
Bashir Ahmad Mir, son of Abdul Ahmad Mir, resident of Paribal Hajin; Muhammad Younis Bhat, son of Sunaullah Bhat, and Shabir Ahmad Dar, son of Abdul Majeed Dar, both residents of Chandergair Hajin; Hilal Ahmad Parrey, son of Ghulam Ahmad, resident of Kochak-Mohalla Hajin and Sunaullah Dar, son of Ghulam Ahmad, resident of Gund Jahengeer Hajin, have been booked under the PSA due to their alleged role as over-ground workers.
Officials said the five persons arrested had been sent to Kotbalwal jail in Jammu.
SSP Zulfikar had said, while talking to reporters, that the five people were behind motivating youth to “pick up arms and create law and order problems”.
The police had also claimed recovery of two AK-47 magazines, 27 rounds and 10 grenades from the five arrested.
Investigation under FIR number 34/2017, under section 7/25 Arms Act, was registered against the accused in Hajin Police Station.