Two Al-Badr militant associates held in Pulwama; Rs 6 lakh seized


SRINAGAR, Sep 15: Security forces on Tuesday arrested two overground workers (OGWs) of militants from Pulwama district and seized Rs 6 lakh from their possession meant for funding the Al-Badr militant outfit, police said.
"Acting on a specific information, police and security forces today morning arrested two militant associates at Ladhoo Crossing when the duo was travelling on a scooter from Shopian district to Khrew area in Pulwama," a police official said.
He said the arrested persons have been identified as Rayees-ul-Hassan and Mushtaq Ahmad Mir, both residents of the Awantipora area in the district.
"Incriminating material of proscribed outfit Al-Badr has been recovered from their possession which includes Rs 6 lakh Indian currency, he said.
The two-wheeler, bearing registration number JK01AC- 4035, used for the commission of the crime has also been seized, the official added.
A case under relevant sections of the Unlawful Activities Act has been registered in police station Khrew in this connection, he said.
Meanwhile, three militant associates of Hizbul Mujahideen were arrested from Ganderbal district during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.
The official said the arrested persons of the module were instructed by their Pakistani handler to join militancy and undertake attacks on security forces in the area.
"During sustained questioning, the trio disclosed the location of three hand-grenades which were recovered on their instance," he said.
3 hand grenades besides, incriminating materials including electronic gadgets have been recovered from their possession.
Preliminary investigation reveals that the trio have come in contact with a Pak based terrorist Fayaz Khan resident of Chanhar Gutlibagh A/P Pakistan who has tasked them to join terrorist ranks and undertake terrorist activities/attacks on security forces in the area.
A case FIR No. 199/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered at PS Ganderbal. Further investigation is in progress.
Meanwhile in Awantipora, on a specific information Police along with security forces have arrested two terrorist associates at Ladhoo crossing while travelling from Shopian to Khrew on Scooty bearing registration number JK01AC- 4035. They have been identified as Rayees-ul-Hassan resident of Gadikhal Awantipora and Mushtaq Ahmad Mir resident of Dadsara Awantipora.
Incriminating material of proscribed terror outfit Al-Badar and cash amount of ?600,000 meant for terror funding of Al-Badar terror outfit have been recovered from their possession. The Scooty used in the commission of crime has also been seized.
A Case FIR No. 55/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Khrew and further investigation is going on.

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