Srinagar, June 19: Police last night arrested five people and recovered material used for making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from Zainapora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
A special team of police in separate raids arrested five persons and recovered the material used for making the explosive devices including IEDs.
The arrested persons were identified as Aqib Nazir Rather son of Nazir Ahmad Rather of Awneera Shopian, Amir Nazir Wani son of Nazir Ahmad of Durpora Shopian, Sameer Mushtaq Bhat son of Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat of Shirmal Shopian, Faisal Farooq Ahanger son of Farooq Ahmad Ahanger of Moolu Chitragam, Shopian and Rayees Ahmad Ganie son of Mohammad Ayoub of Dangerpora Shopian.
Police said that they were planning to target security forces by planting explosives during their movement in the area.
“Besides material, on the disclosure of these arrested associates of militants, a sophisticated IED was also recovered from their possession thus a major tragedy was averted in the southern district,” police said.
On their disclosure, a sophisticated IED was recovered from their possession and major attempt which they had planned was foiled.
A case under FIR number 39/2019 under Section 16,18, 38, 39 Unlawful Activities (Prevention Act) has been registered and further investigations taken up.