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Handwara Police busts Al-Badr terror module

02 active terrorists and 03 associates arrested, arms & ammunitions recovered

Srinagar : Police in Handwara have busted a terror module of proscribed terror outfit Al-Badr & arrested two active terrorists and three terrorist associates. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition have been recovered.

Acting on a specific information regarding movement of terrorists on Baramulla-Handwara Highway, a special checkpoint was established near Kachloo Crossing by Police, 32RR and 92Bn CRPF. During checking of vehicles, three persons riding a motorcycle in suspicious condition tried to escape from the spot but were apprehended tactfully by the alert joint party. They have been identified as Mohd Yaseen Rather son of Mohd Akbar, Showkat Ahmad Ganie son of Sonaullah Ganie and Gh Nabi Rather son of Wali Mohammad all the residents of Village Kachloo Qaziabad.

During search, incriminating material of proscribed terror outfit Al-Badr, arms and ammunitions were recovered from their possession.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested trio were working for terror outfit Al-Badr and involved in providing logistic support, food and shelter to the active terrorists. They were also helping to establish a terrorist associate network for the outfit including identifying safe routes for their movement.

In this regard, a Case vide FIR No. 20/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at PS Kralgund and further investigation initiated.

During the course of investigation, the arrested trio disclosed that two other persons known to them have recently joined the terrorist ranks and are operating in Handwara area. Accordingly, Handwara Police along with 21RR launched a cordon and search operation in the forest area of Baderkali. During search operation, both the terrorists along with arms and ammunitions were arrested. They have been identified as Saleem Yousuf Rather son of Mohd Yousuf Rather and Ikhlaq Ahmad Sheikh son of Imtiyaz Ahmad both residents of Watergam. Investigation also revealed that the duo have joined terrorist ranks recently and were planning to attack security forces installations, Panchs, Sarpanchs and other peace loving people to create violence in the area.

Further investigation into the matter is in progress.

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