Hizbul module busted in J-K’s Baramulla, 3 held for luring youth to militancy
Police, the army’s 29 Rashtriya Rifles and the CRPF apprehended three suspects who admitted they were working for the Hizbul Mujahideen and luring young boys to militancy.india Updated: Aug 08, 2017 13:04 IST
Police have unearthed a module of the Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit by arresting three persons who were luring youth into militancy in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
In a joint operation, police from Baramulla assisted by the army’s 29 Rashtriya Rifles and the CRPF apprehended three suspects at Behrampora Tilgam crossing, Baramulla senior superintendent of police (SSP) Mir Imtiyaz Hussain said.
He said the three persons were identified as Waseem Ahmed Mir, a resident of Andergam Pattan, Umer Hassan Rather and Akif Hussain Rather, both residents of Achabal Sopore.
SSP Hussain said security forces also recovered two Chinese pistols along with ammunition from their possession.
On sustained questioning, the SSP said, the trio admitted they were working for the Hizbul Mujahideen and luring young boys to militancy.
They have been long-time conduits of militants in north Kashmir, playing a major role in enticing young boys to join militancy, he said.
The network was being spearheaded by Hizbul commander Parvez Wani alias Mubashir, a resident of Galoora in Handwara area of neighbouring Kupwara district.
SSP Hussain said the network of these militants was not only luring young boys to join militancy, but also used to provide all logistic support to ultras in Pattan and Sopore areas.
A case under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act has been registered in and investigation is on.
He said though there were unabated attempts by such elements to disturb peace and order in the area by way of recruiting young boys to militancy, all such efforts have been thwarted by police and security forces so far.
“It is a humble appeal to parents and conscientious citizens to come forward and help police and security forces to prevent such vulnerable youngsters falling prey to terrorist designs being lured to killing fields,” Hussain said.
First Published: Aug 08, 2017 13:03 IST