Srinagar: Baramulla police assisted by other forces busted a module of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit who were active in the area to lure young boys into militancy, a police statement said on Sunday.
This module according to police was being spearheaded by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Parvez Wani alias Mubashir resident of Gagloora Handwara.
“They were identified as Ansar-ul-lah Tantray son of Mohammad Munawar Tantary resident of Raipora, Palhalan, Abdul Rashid Bhat son of Sona-ul-lah Bhat resident of Minipora, Sopore and Mehraj-ud-din Kak son of Nazir Ahmad Kak resident of Andargami, Pattan,” police statement said.
Police said that the module had plans to send many boys to Pakistan on valid visa to get them trained in “terrorist camps of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK)”.
“One of the accused Abdul Rashid Bhat had visited Pakistan in the month of May this year and obtained training for undertaking terrorist activities in KHALID BIN WALEED camp of HM located in POK,” police statement said adding “he had got the visa from Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi on the recommendation of one separatist organization”.
“Arms, ammunition and one Lakh rupees of Indian Currency was recovered from their possession,” police said.
“The module was not only luring young boys to terrorism but as well providing all logistic support to other terrorists of HM outfit,” police added.
Pertinent to mention that recently Baramulla Police saved around 10 boys meant to be inducted in terror ranks from the clutches of terrorists and were handed over to parents, police said.
A case FIR number 112/2017 under sections of 13 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act has been registered in Police Station Pattan and investigation has been taken up, police concluded.