Srinagar, Jun 20: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday conducted searches at multiple locations in Jammu & Kashmir and arrested four Over Ground Workers (OGWs) in the case of firing on security forces by militants in Chewa Kalan Pulwama.
According to a statement, NIA conducted searches at seven locations in Pulwama, J&K and arrested four accused in a case under number RC-02/2022/NIA/JMU.
“The case relates to the militant activities of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in South Kashmir, during which two militants were killed by security forces in a gun battle at Chewa Kalan, Pulwama, J&K on 11-03-2022. The slain militants were later identified as Aquib Mushtaq Bhat of Pulwama and Kamal Bhai of Pakistan. The case was originally registered at PS, Pulwama as FIR number 50/2022 dated 11-03-2022 and was subsequently taken over by NIA on 08-04-2022,” the statement said, adding that during the searches conducted today, a large quantity of incriminating materials have been seized.
“Based on these searches conducted today, four accused persons namely Sahil Ahmed Khan @ Sohail S/o Feroz Ahmed Khan R/o Gudoora, Pulwama, Jahangir Ahmed Dar S/o Nazir Ahmed Dar R/o Gudoora, Pulwama, Shahid Ahmed Shergojri S/o Mohd Ramzan Shergozri R/o Ugragund, Pulwama, Inayat Gulzar Bhat S/o Gulzar Ahmed Bhat R/o Pinglena, Distt. Pulwama, J&K have been arrested. These four accused had harboured JeM militants active in South Kashmir and arranged transportation and logistics for them. They are also involved in radicalising impressionable local youth and motivating them to join militant groups,” the statement said, adding that further investigation in the case continues.
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