Srinagar, Apr 21: Police today rescued four youth from joining militancy in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Police in Kupwara said that they received a reliable information regarding some youth from different parts of Kupwara district being exploited for commission of militant acts and being motivated for their eventual induction into militant ranks by Pakistan based handlers.
“Police in Kupwara acted swiftly and raided four places in district Kupwara and apprehended four youths (names withheld), police said.
Police said that during questioning, all four of them admitted that they were being rigorously and regularly motivated since last few months by a Pakistan based militant handler to lob grenades on security forces as their preliminary test to formally enter into militant ranks.
“Pertinently it surfaced that various social media platforms are being used by Pakistan for luring and coercing gullible youth towards the destructive path of terrorism,” police said.
“Keeping in view the past record of these youth and the efforts put in by their families and elders to encourage them to shun path of terrorism police decided to adopt a humane approach and handed them over to their respective families. Kupwara police has once again foiled the evil designs of Pakistan based militants to recruit local youth into militancy, police said.