Militant module busted, 4 AGuH militants arrested in Sopore

Arms and explosives recovered in Sopore.
Arms and explosives recovered in Sopore.

Fayaz Bukhari

Srinagar, Nov 28: In a major break-through against militant infrastructure in Kashmir, security forces today busted a militant module of Ansarul Gazwatul Hind (AGuH) by arresting four Over Ground Workers of the outfit.
A police spokesman said that Sopore Police along with 22 RR of Army busted AGuH module by arresting its handler of North Kashmir and 4 OGWs-cum-militant associates in Sopore.
“Incriminating materials, huge cache of arms and ammunition have been recovered from their possession, thereby giving a huge setback to the organisation operatives and thus averting a major tragedy. Besides, arms and ammunition were recovered in South Kashmir’s Awantipora,” he said.
The spokesman said that upon an information by sister agency regarding movement of main militant handler, security forces established an MVCP grid in Sopore.
“During MVCP, two persons identified as Mushtaq Ahmed Bhat, the main handler, of Chanapora, Srinagar and Ishfaq Ahmed Shah, resident of Budgam were arrested. Incriminating material, arms and ammunition including one pistol, one magazine, 10 rounds and 3 grenades was recovered from their possession,” he said.
The spokesman stated that on further interrogation and development of the information, two more militant associates identified as Abdul Majeed Kumar resident of Bernate, Boniyar and Abdul Rashid Kumar resident of Pattan were also arrested. “Incriminating material including one pistol, one magazine, 10 rounds and 11 grenades were recovered from their possession,” the spokesman said.
He said that the preliminary investigation revealed that the busted militant module of AGuH was being handled by Ahsaan Dar and one individual named Chaudhary from Pakistan occupied Jammu & Kashmir. “The module was instructed to ensure continuous supply of arms and ammunition in Kashmir for conducting attacks on outsiders, civilians and security forces to instil fear in the minds of general public. The timely and effective action by Sopore police and 22RR by busting the militant module have resulted in averting a possible major tragedy,” he added.
Meanwhile in Awantipora, police along with 42 RR of Army and CRPF recovered arms and ammunition including 202 AK rounds, three detonators, 7.62 mm 26 rounds and two rounds of Insas wrapped in Polyethene hidden under boulders at Bund Lalgam area of Awantipora.