Police Tuesday claimed to have busted a terror module in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district by arresting three youth, a police spokesman said.
He said that three people identified as Waseem Ahmed Mir S/o Nazir Ahmed Mir R/o Andergam Pattan, Umer Hassan Rather S/o Ghulam Hassan Rather R/o Achabal Sopore and Akif Hussain Rather S/o Ghulam Hassan Rather R/o Achbal Sopore were arrested and two Chinese pistols along with ammunition was recovered from their possession.
The spokesman alleged that the trio was trying to build a terror infrastructure to lure young boys to militancy. However, Police assisted by 29 RR and CRPF on a specific information laid a joint Naka at Behrampora Tilgam crossing and apprehended the three suspects.
On sustained questioning, the trio admitted that they are working for Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit and are motivating young boys into militancy, the spokesman added.
“These individuals have been long time conduits of terrorists in North Kashmir playing a major role in enticing young boys to join militancy,” he claimed.
The spokesman alleged that this network was being spearheaded by Hizbul Mujahideen commander Parvez Wani @ Mubashir R/o Galoora, Handwara.
The network of these militants have been not only luring young boys to join militancy but also providing all logistic support to terrorists in the Andergam Pattan and Sopore areas.
The spokesman said that a case FIR No 57/2017 under sections of 13 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, [ULA (P) Act] has been registered in Police station Kreeri and further investigation is going on.
“Though there are unabated attempts by such elements to disturb peace and order in the area by way of recruiting young boys to militancy, all such efforts have been thwarted by Police and security forces so far,” the spokesman added.
He also appealed to the parents and citizens to come forward and help Police and security forces to prevent such vulnerable youngsters falling prey to terrorist designs being lured to killing fields.