7 OGW’s arrested in Bandipora: Police

Bandipora: Police and Army on Saturdayhere said that they arrested seven over the ground workers (OGW’S) of Lashker-e- Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen outfits from different areas of Bandiporaand also claimed to have recovered a huge cache of arms from their possession.
In the press conference held by Senior Superintendent of Police, Bandipora, Rahul Malik, which was also attended by Commanding officers of armies 13 and 14 RR’s, SSP Malik said that they apprehended seven OGW’s from various areas of the District in a joint operation with the units of Army and CRPF.
Malik said that the OGW’s besides providing food and shelter to the militants were also involved in serious offences of harboring the militants and providing them with logistics, transportation and financial assistance from time to time.
SSP said the OGW’s belonged to Lashkar-e- Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfits.
Police said two FIR’s have been registered in Police Station Bandipora and Police Station Sumbal under FIR No. 05/2020 and 14/2020 respectively, under various sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), Arms Act and IPC.
SSP said that a huge cache of arms, ammunition, explosives and other incriminating material have been recovered during the operation.
The arrested have been identified as Mohammad Amir Bhat son of Mohammed Subhan Bhat, Sameer Ahmad Najar son of Ghulam Nabi Najar both residents of ChanporaNadihal, Bandipora. Ashiq Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Nabi Ganie resident of Sumlar, Waseem Ahmad Khan son of Saif Din Khan, Irshad Ahmad Sheikh son of GhMohi-ud-Din Sheikh both residents of SadderkootBala, Hilal Ahmad Wanison of Ali Mohammad Wani – a resident of WahabParray Mohalla, Hajin and Altaf Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Hameed Dar – a resident of Boni Khan Mohalla Hajin
Police said that huge recoveries of arms and other incriminating materials were made including 853 A.K. 47 Rounds, 18 Pistol Rounds, 11 A.K 47 Magazine, 04 UBGL Thrower, 06 Under Barrel Grenades, 01 Radio Set Kenwood, 02 Wireless Sets, 2 Pistol, 02 Revolver, 04 RPG rounds and 01 stoves.

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