Two OGWs held at Lakhanpur

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 7: Police have busted a Hizbul Mujahideen module involved in purchase and supply of arms and ammunition to the outfit to carry out terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir by seizing a truck at Lakhanpur, the gateway to Jammu and Kashmir, in Kathua district and arresting two Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit.
Police sources said on Saturday night, it was learnt that a group of accomplices of terrorists belonging to the outfit was operating as a module in Jammu and Kashmir to purchase and supply arms and ammunition.
They added that a checkpoint was set up near the Animal Husbandry hospital at Ravi bridge near Lakhanpur on Punjab-Jammu border and a truck coming from Punjab, bearing registration no JK 13B-2321, was intercepted.
During inspection, a sum of Rs 71,000 belonging to the banned terror outfit of Hizbul Mujahideen was recovered, police said, adding that two Over Ground Workers of Hizbul Mujahideen were arrested from the truck.
They have been identified as Nissar Ahmed son of Mohammad Ramzan and Aaqib son of Abdul Hamid (driver), both residents of Chersoo, Awantipora in Pulwama district.
In this regard, a case under Sections 13 in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention Act), 120-B/RPC (criminal conspiracy to commit an offence punishable with death), 7/27 Arms Act was registered at the Lakhanpur Police Station and an investigation was launched, sources said, adding that more arrests are likely to take place shortly.
Arrested Over Ground Workers were being interrogated to nab the militants involved in the anti-national activities.


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