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IEDs seized from OGW network in Kashmir


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Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Police recovered two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) of six kilos from the overground worker network of top militant commander Reyaz Ahmed Dar, who was killed in a recent gun battle in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, along with his associate.

The top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander, Dar, who was the longest-surviving militant, was killed along with his associate, Rayees Ahmed Dar, in a gun battle with joint forces on June 3 at Nihama village in Pulwama.

Police said a huge quantity of arms and ammunition, including AK-47 rifles, AK-47 rounds, pistols, etc., and other incriminating material, were recovered during the said operation.

In this regard, a case u/s 307 IPC, 7/27 Arms Act, 16,18,19,20,38 UAPA was registered in Police Station Kakapora.

Police said dring investigation, it was revealed that the terrorists were given harbour, shelter, and logistics by the OGWs identified as Bilal Ahmed Lone, Sajjad Ganie, and Shakir Bashir, all residents of Nihama.

“The OGW network was unearthed, and the three persons were arrested. It was revealed during questioning that the two slain terrorists had prepared IEDs, which were subsequently recovered from the possession of Shakir Bashir, who hid it in the orchards. The said IEDs were packed in a plastic container along with the explosives and active circuit trigger mechanism, which weighed around 6 kg which was later destroyed in situ by Pulwama police and army,” a police statement issued late Monday said.

Further investigation in the case is going on, police said.

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