Srinagar, September 15: Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a Hizbul Mujahideen module in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.
In a statement, the police said that, on a reliable information that a module comprising of three youth namely Arshid Ahmad Khan son of Mohd Altaf Khan resident of Wayil Wuder Gutlibagh, Majid Rasool Rather son of Gh Rasool Rather resident of Beehama Ganderbal and Mohd Asif Najar son of Abdul Razaq Najar resident of Beehama Ganderbal have come in contact with Pak based militant Kashmiri Fayaz Khan resident of Chanhar Gutlibagh who has tasked them to take up militant activities in the area, operation was launched by joint team police station Ganderbal, PC Ganderbal and 5RR during the intervening night of 14/15 September and all three local youth arrested and incriminating electronic gadgets recovered, During sustained questioning the trio disclosed about possession of 3 Handgrenades which were eventually recovered on their instance.
The module was instructed by their Pak handler to join militancy and undertake attacks on security forces in the area.
The statement further stated that, ln this back drop case FIR no. 199 of 2020 U/S 13,18 UAPA 1967 stands registered in PS Ganderbal.
SSP Ganderbal Khalil Ahmad Poswal while deliberating on the module underscored the fact that gullible youth of valley are being pushed to militancy by militants operatives across the border through various social media platforms and parents remain unaware about such activities of their wards and said that police is taking all steps to identify and counsel such vulnerable youth however, it is the primary responsibility of Parents also to be sensitised about such modus operandi being adopted by ANEs and keep watch over the activities of their wards to save them from falling prey to Pak based operatives, the statement ends.