In a significant development, the Kulgam Police in Jammu and Kashmir have apprehended five individuals described as “hybrid” terrorists, following the dismantling of two terror modules in the region. The operation, conducted on Sunday, also led to the recovery of a cache of arms and ammunition, further underscoring the gravity of the situation.
Among the seized items were two pistols, three hand grenades, one Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL), and various other types of ammunition. The five individuals arrested in this operation have been identified as Aadil Hussain Wani, Suhail Ahmad Dar, Aitmad Ahmad Laway, Mehraj Ahmad Lone, and Sabzar Ahmad Khaar. Their alleged affiliation with the notorious terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba has raised alarms among security forces.
A First Information Report (FIR) has been filed at the Qaimoh police station, officially documenting the arrests and related discoveries. An ongoing investigation is currently underway to ascertain the full extent of their involvement and any potential connections to other criminal activities.
Series of terror modules busted
This recent development comes roughly a month after the police, in collaboration with the 26 Assam Rifles and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), successfully uncovered and dismantled a terror module in north Kashmir’s Bandipora region. Subsequently, two terrorists were arrested and arms and ammunition were confiscated from them, emphasizing the continuous efforts to combat terrorism in the region.
The authorities have been vigilant in their pursuit of individuals involved in terrorist activities, with a commitment to ensuring the safety and security of the region’s residents. In the last few months, security forces have busted several terror revival plot in J&K. A month before the Bandipora dismantle, security force also thwarted a terror revival plot in Srinagar, where the 43 separatists and terrorists were arrested following a raid in a hotel. The recent arrests and seizures highlight the continued challenges faced by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, underscoring the need for ongoing efforts to maintain peace and stability in the region.