J&K: Four Pak backed terrorists arrested in Baramulla

Security personnel near the site of 'Fidayeen' attack at Anantnag. Six CRPF personnel were martyred, one policeman of the J&K Police and other civilians sustained serious injuries in the terrorist attack on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (Photo: PTI)
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In a recent operation, Jammu and Kashmir Police, in collaboration with security forces, arrested four terrorist associates affiliated with the banned terrorist organizations Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and The Resistance Front (TRF). The operation, which took place in Baramulla, resulted in the confiscation of arms, ammunition, and other potential evidence related to illegal activities.

According to an official statement by the police, the incident occurred on October 30, 2023, when a joint team consisting of Baramulla Police, the Army’s 52RR, and CRPF’s 53Bn, established a checkpoint at the Naradhiri Dangerpora junction. At the checkpoint, two individuals aroused suspicion upon seeing the security personnel and attempted to flee. They were subsequently apprehended.

The two individuals identified as Ghulam Hassan Mir, son of Ghulam Rasool Mir, a resident of Muran Tangwari Chandoosa, and Mukhtar Ahmad Khan, son of Mohd Afzal Khan, hailing from Pinjwara Laridora Chandoosa are terrorist associates of LeT and TRF.

A search of the suspects’ possessions led to the discovery of a Chinese pistol, a pistol magazine, 12 live rounds, two hand grenades, and other materials believed to be connected to illegal activities.

FIR and Investigation

Following the arrests, a case, FIR No. 68/2023, was registered at Police Station Sheeri, and an investigation was initiated.

As part of the ongoing investigation, two more individuals, Altaf Ahmad Rather, son of Abdul Ahad Rather, from Kawhar, and Farooq Ahmad Naqeeb, son of Abdul Gaffar Naqeeb, a resident of Kunzar, were called in for questioning. During their interrogation, both individuals confessed to possessing hand grenades. Subsequently, two hand grenades were recovered from their possession, leading to their arrest in connection with the ongoing case.

The investigation has revealed that all four arrested individuals were associated with Terrorist Associate Mudasir Ahmad Sheikh, a resident of Kunzer. Mudasir is currently detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA).

Evidently, security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have been actively dismantling the terror modules either by eliminating them or by arresting them. Since the past few months, various terrorists have been arrested and killed by the security forces.

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