3 youth prevented from joining militant ranks: Police

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 6/6/2020 11:03:10 PM

SRINAGAR, June 6: Police today said it prevented three youth from joining militancy.
In a statement a police spokesman said that Awantipora police received information that some youth of Tral area were influenced and motivated by a false narrative were about to join the militant ranks.
"Acting swiftly, police along with security forces prevented these youth from joining militant ranks. They have been identified as Illyas Amin Waini, Abrar Ahmad Reshi both residents of Mandoora Tral and Ubaid Ahmad Shah resident of Shaldraman Tral," he said.
The spokesman added that the youth were taken to police station Tral where they were properly counselled in presence of their family members and after which they were handed over to their respective parents.
"During the course of investigation, it surfaced that the trio had come into contact with active militants with the help of two militant associates linked to proscribed terror outfit LeT and HM who were motivating youth to join the militant ranks. Both were arrested and have been identified as Rizwan Ahmad Wani and Rayees Ahmad Chopan both residents of Mandoora Tral. Besides motivating youth for joining the militant ranks, they were found to be involved in providing logistics, shelter and other kind of support to proscribed militant organisations operating in the areas of Panner, Mandoor, Chankitrar, Ratsuna Tral," the spokesman said.



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