Police arrests 2 militant associates, charge sheet filed against another

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Jan 17: Police arrested two militant associates in Awantipora area of Pulwama district and recovered explosive material from their possession.
They also produced a charge sheet against a militant associate under UAPA before NIA court Anantnag.
Police said that based on specific input, Awantipora Police along with 42RR and CRPF arrested two militant associates linked to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) identified as Zahid Ahmad Lone son of Ghulam Rasool, resident of Naristan Tral and Shakeel Ahmad Malik alias Abu Dujana son of Ghulam Mohammad, resident of Noorpora Awantipora. “Incriminating materials including explosive materials have been recovered from their possession”, police said.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested duo were working as militant associates of proscribed JeM and involved in providing shelter, logistic support and transportation of arms/ammunition to the active militants in Tral and Awantiprora areas.
Moreover, both the arrested associates were in touch with Pakistan based militant commanders on different social media platforms and were planning to join militancy. “A case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Tral and further investigation initiated”, police said.
Meanwhile, Police in Kulgam produced charge sheet against a militant associate identified as Suhail Ahmad in case FIR No 03/2020 of Police Station Behibagh.
The case pertained to 26/09/2020, when militants fired indiscriminately upon police personnel near PS Behibagh in Kulgam. Although, alert police personnel had effectively retaliated but the militants had managed to flee from the spot with the help of the associate and under the cover of darkness. “Subsequently, he was arrested by the investigating team which also recovered incriminating material including arms and ammunition from his possession”, Police said.
Based on the evidences including digital collected during the course of investigation, it was revealed that the two militants of LeT – Amir Ahmad Mir and Amir Manzoor Ganie (both neutralized) along with the associate were involved in the attack.
Accordingly, on 15/01/2022, chargesheet of the said case was produced before NIA Court Anantnag for judicial determination.
Meanwhile, militants this evening hurled a grenade towards the Police Control Room (PCR) Kashmir. However, in this incident no one was injured. The area outside PCR complex where the grenade was hurled has been cordoned and search in the area is going on.
Police have registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law and investigation is in progress.