Baramulla: Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested three Hizbul militants from Kreeri area of district.
They said that on a specific information police, assisted by 29 RR and CRPF, intercepted and apprehended three suspected men at Behrampora Tilgam crossing.
The arrested have been identified as Waseem Ahmed Mir son of Nazir Ahmed Mir of Andergam Pattan, Umer Hassan Rather son of Gulam Hassan Rather of Achabal Sopore and Akif Hussain Rather son of Gulam Hassan Rather of Achbal Sopore.
Police said that two Chinese pistols along with ammunition was recovered from their possession.
“On sustained questioning the trio admitted that they are working for Hizbul Mujahideen outfit and are motivating young boys into militancy,” a police statement said.
According to the statement these men have been playing a major role in enticing young boys to join militancy.
Police said that this network was being spearheaded by Hizbul Mujahideen commander Parvez Wani of Galoora Handwara.
“The network of these militants have been not only luring young boys to join militancy but also providing all logistic support to militants in the Andergam Pattan and Sopore areas,” police added.
A case FIR number 57/2017 under sections of 13 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, [ULA (P) Act ] has been registered in Police station Kreeri in this regard, police said.