Two OGWs arrested, arms recovered in north Kashmir: Police

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Bandipora police on Thursday claimed to have arrested two Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and recovered arms and ammunitions from their possession.

Police, in a statement, said that today after receiving specific information regarding the movement of some OGWs of LeT in the JD of police Station Pethkote.

“Bandipora police along with 26 Assam Rifles arrested Two terrorist associates of LeT outfit from Lal Qilla Mode Pethkote during a joint naka,” the police said, adding that the arrested LET associates were travelling in a white Scorpio bearing registration no JK05H/0622.

“During search of the vehicle huge cache of Arms and Ammunition which includes 01. 03 Pistols along with Magazines, 24 Live 9MM Rounds, five Hand Grenades, Fake police I Card, Fake ID Card of Health Department and other daily use items were recovered from their possession,” they said.

Both the OGWs have been identified as Mohd Yousuf Wani R/o Pethkote Bandipora and Manzoor Ahmed Shah R/o Bagh Bandipora.

“During preliminary investigation, it was revealed that they were in touch with some active terrorists of LeT and the duo were tasked to revive militancy by motivating youth to join militancy and spread terrorism in the district, besides giving logistic support to terrorists,” the police said.

“Timely action/ arrest of these terrorist associates averted a major terror activity in the district. In this connection Case FIR under relevant sections has been registered and further investigation [was] taken up,” the police added. (KNS)

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