Police busted a module of Hizbul Mujahideen in south Kashmir’s Kulgam quarter and arrested six top Hizb operatives involved in carrying out number of IED blasts.
Police said that the arrest of a Hizb operative—Irshad Ahmad Wagey alias Molvi led to unearthing of Hizb network in the area. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police, Hemant Kumar Lohia said that Molvi, aprivate school teacher—after corroborated inputs, was kept under surveillance and was taken into custody on Thursday.
He said that the interrogation of Molvi led to the recovery of 5 kg IED was recovered from his possession. “He (Molvi) also disclosed the names of five other persons—Mohammad Hussain Ganie @ Saani, Sabzar Ahmad Ltto @ Majid, Nazir Ahmad Badder @ Shina-bata, Jahingeer Ahmad Tantray @ Jaffar and Shahnawaz Ahmad Rather @ Javed, as his accomplice in carrying out the blasts”, the DIG said adding, “all of them have been taken into custody”. He said that 6 kg RDX, 03 electronic detonators, 01 electronic receiver circuit and 04 UBGL shells were recovered from the possession of the Hizb activists.
Lohia said that this module of terrorists was specifically tasked by senior member of HM outfit in south Kashmir to procure the material, components for making IEDs, fabricating the IEDs and the triggering circuits, planting these on specific routes to target VIPs, police and security forces in the area, and coordinating the sequence of operations resulting in the actual detonation of the IEDs through the use of mobile phones.
The DIG said that the interrogation of the arrested person has revealed that they had acquired considerable expertise in using mobile phones for detonating IED. He described the busting of Hizb module as major setback to the outfit in south Kashmir.
Meanwhile police has established the identity of two terrorists gunned down in an encounter in Shalimar in Srinagar on Wednesday. A police spokesman identified the slain terrorists as Gulzar Ahmad Mir and Javeed Ahmad Bhat @ Imran Gul, local recruits of AlBadre terrorist group. The spokesman said that 2 AK 47 rifles, 2 AK magazines and 1 pouch were recovered from the deceased terrorists.