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Hizb module busted in Kupwara, five arrested
Militants’ number fluctuates in border district
8/11/2020 11:35:20 PM
S TAHIR-UL HAQ
EARLY TIMES REPORT

KUPWARA, Aug 11: Five militant associates of HM outfit were arrested in Kupwara district along with arms and ammunition on Tuesday, while two militant associates were arrested on Monday in Sopore town of north Kashmir district.
A top police official said that, acting on credible information regarding cross- LoC smuggling of large quantities of weapons and war like stores by militant associates of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit and their further delivery to active terrorists.
A joint operation was carried out during late hours last night by Kupwara Police, Indian Army 28 RR and 162 BN CRPF, the police official said.
However, a police statement said that the joint operation successfully culminated in apprehension of one Local militant of Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit identified as Parvaiz Ahmad Bhat son of Abdullah Bhat of Lalpora Lolab, age 22 yrs (Local militant).
Huge arms and ammunition including one AK-47 rifle, 01 pistol, 60 rounds, 02 pistols magazines, 12 pistol rounds and 01 pouch was recovered from their possession.
The names of militant associates who were apprehended for involvement in smuggling weapons for Hizbul Mujahideen were identified as Altaf Ahmad Mir son of Abdullah Mir of Hajibal Narizeb Kalarooch, Age, 35 yrs. (OGW), Gh Mohammad Kohli son of Gh Hassan Kohli of Warnnow Lolab Age 35 yrs. (OGW) and Nizam Din Gujjar son of Mohammad Yaqoob of Gujarpati Bandipora Age 44 yrs (OGW), Ab Qayoom Gujar son of Mirza Gujar of Khenura Bandipora Age 29 yrs. (OGW)
The statement further reads that in this well-coordinated operation executed by Kupwara Police, Army and CRPF following arms and ammunition was further recovered from their possession
Preliminary investigation so far has revealed that these militant associates had established contacts with militant commanders Code Name Reyaz and Amjad both hailing from Bandipora and currently operating at Sonar Launch Pad as Dett Commanders for smuggling and supply of weapons to militants active in the valley.
A top police official has also said that Kupwara being a border area and an infiltration probe area.
(Militants) operating in this area increase or decrease and fluctuate very fast.
Presently there is one local (militant) from Kupwara who reportedly operates from south Kashmir.
The foreign militant number fluctuates depending upon infiltration,” the officer said addressing reporters here.
Further investigation to ascertain all details of their smuggling activities over the recent past is going on the basis of technical evidence.
In this regard FIR No 105/2020 U/S 7/25 IA Act and 13, 16, 18, 39 UAPA stands registered at PS Lalpora and investigation taken up the statement reads. Pertinently, two militant associates were arrested along with arms and ammunition in Sopore town on Monday.
A joint naka was established at Darpora Bomai in Sopore by Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police, CRPF and Rashtriya Rifles (RR).
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