Kulgam, Apr 14: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested an active militant affiliated with Jaish-e-Muhammad and three Over Ground Workers (OGWs) in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
An official said that Police along with 9 RR established a naka at Bogund Kulgam road on specific information about the presence of militants.
“During checking, three persons aboard a Maruti Alto vehicle were signalled to stop, who on seeing the search party tried to escape from the spot but were apprehended. Another associate of theirs was independently apprehended from the checkpoint,” police said.
Police identified one among them as an active militant Zeyan Javid Dar, son of Javid Ahmad Dar of Ushkuru Baramulla, who was missing from Shopian religious seminary since last month.
Police said three other militant associates arrested were identified as Zahid Nazir Mantoo, son of Nazir Ahmad Mantoo of Feeripora Shopian, Umer Yousuf Bhat, son of Muhammad Yousuf Bhat of Feeripora Shopian and Muzaffar Ahmad Banday, son of Muhammad Sadiq Banday of Mandujan Shopian.
On their personal search and search of the vehicle, arms and ammunition were recovered, police said, adding that a case under FIR number 53/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Kulgam and investigation has been set into motion.
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