2 suspected Kashmiri ‘militants’ held in Ramban

Prince Jehangir. Dated: 5/14/2019 12:12:05 PM

BANIHAL, May 13: Security forces Monday claimed to have apprehended two suspected ‘militants affiliated to Lashkar-e-Taiba’ along with some currency, arms and ammunition in Hera area of Gool in Ramban district.
Senior army and police officers, addressing a joint press conference, said that the security forces successfully foiled an attempt of revival of terrorism in the South of Pir Panchal area with the arrest of these two suspected militants, hailing from Pulwama and Kulgam districts of Kashmir and affiliated to Lashkar-e-Taiba.
“During preliminary investigations, the accused persons have been found affiliated with LeT terrorist organisation and were acting on the instructions of one Naveed alias Abu Talla, an active militant of LeT,” they said.
“On a specific information regarding suspicious movement of some anti-national elements in Hara area of Gool, a joint operation was launched by police component Gool along with 58 RR and 9 Para at about 3.30 AM. During the process of cordon and search, two suspects were apprehended along with arms and ammunition,” officials added.
They were identified as Showkat Ahmed Sheikh son of Ghulam Nabi Sheikh resident of Charsoo, Awantipora, Pulwama and Taweel Mohiudin Dar son of Ghulam Mohiudin Dar resident of Malipura, Kulgam. “From their possession one AK 47 rifle, one AK 47 magazine, 30 rounds of AK 47 and Indian currency worth Rs 8771 were also recovered,” they added.
In this regard case FIR No 40/2019 u/s 121 A, 120 B, 122 RPC 13/17/19 ULA (P) Act was registered and investigation taken up.
“Combined efforts of Indian army (Rashtriya Rifles) and J&K Police in Gool, Ramban under Counter Insurgency Force Uniform delivered a major setback to terrorist outfit in their efforts to revive terrorism South of Pir Panjal range,” said army officials.
Earlier an official said, “Both individuals belonged to South Kashmir and are in their teens. Sources confirmed that both intended to join terrorist cadre of Lashkar e Taiba. The timely apprehension of suspected terrorists and recovery of war like stores has thwarted the nefarious design of terrorist organization to spread the arc of terrorism South of Pir Panjal range.”



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