3 JeM militants arrested in Anantnag: J-K Police

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Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted two militant modules in south Kashmir’s district Anantnag.

Police in a statement said that the both the militant modules belonged to Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant outfit.

“Three hybrid JeM militants including 11 others have been arrested,” police said.

Police said that based on credible inputs about outfit JeM is planning to carry out attacks on Police, security forces in Srigufwara/Bijbehara areas of Anantnag, multiple nakas/checkpoints were established at various locations.

Police said that during checking at one of such checkpoints at Sakhras crossing Srigufwara, a bike rider with two pillion riders was intercepted.

“They tried to flee but were apprehended tactfully by the alert police party,” police in the statement said.

Police said that upon their personal search 02 Pistols (Chinese) alongwith magazine and ammunition was recovered.

“During preliminary questioning they revealed their identity as Abbas Ah Khan son of Nazir Ah Khan resident of Liver, Zahoor Ah Gowgujri son of Ab Rashid Gowgujri resident of Vidday and Hidayatullah Kutay son of Ab Razak Kutay resident of Liver Pahalgam,” police said.

Police said that the accused have also disclosed that they are the associates of outfit JeM and are in direct contact with Pak based handlers and at their behest they were going to attack Police and security forces in Srigufwara area and then formally join militant outfit KFF (an offshoot of JeM).

“Upon their further disclosure 2 more militant associates namely Shakir Ahmad Gowgojri son of Fayaz Ahmad resident of Viday Srigufwara and Musharaf Amin Shah son of Mohammad Amin resident of Katsoo Srigufwara were arrested,” police said.

Police said that incriminating materials including arms/ammunition were also recovered from their possession.

“In this regard, a Case vide FIR No 04/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered in police station Srigufwara and further investigation is in progress,” police said.

Police said that in Anantnag Police busted another militant module in Bijbehara area by arresting six militant associates of KFF (an offshoot of JeM) and recovered Incriminating materials including ammunition from their possession.

“They have been identified as Fayaz Ah Khan son of Gh Hassan Khan resident of Liver Pahilgam, Muntazir Rashid Mir son of Ab Rashid resident of Yanner Pahalgam, Mohd Arif Khan son of Farooq Ah Khan resident of Mandar Gund Sakhras, Adil Ah Tarray son of Ghulam Nabi tarray resident of Hatigam, Zahid Ahmad Najar son of Nazir Ahmad Najar resident of Liver Pahalgam and the sixth one is a juvenile (identity withheld),” police said.

Police said that a case has been registered under relevant sections of law in police station Bijbehara.

“Further investigation into the matter is in progress,” police said.

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