AuGH module busted in Sopore, four associates arrested, says police

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed to have busted a militant module of Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind (AuGH) militant outfit in Sopore town of North Kashmir.

Police said that they have arrested four Over Ground Workers (OGW’s) of the outfit and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition from their possession.

Police in a statement said, Sopore Police alongwith 22 RR busted AGuH module by arresting AGuH Handler of North Kashmir, 4 OGWs cum militant associates in Sopore, thereby giving a huge setback to the organisation operatives and thus averting a major tragedy. Incriminating materials, huge cache of arms and ammunition have been recovered from their possession.

The statement said that upon an information by sister agency regarding movement of main militant handler, Sopore Police alongwith 22RR established an MVCP grid in Sopore. During MVCP 02 individuals identified as Mushtaq Ahmed Bhat (Main Handler) of Chanapora, Srinagar and Ishfaq Ahmed Shah resident of Budgam were arrested. Incriminating material, arms and ammunition including 01 Pistol, 01 Magazine, 10 rounds and 3 Grenades was recovered from their possession.

On further interrogation and development of the information, 02 more militant associates identified as Abdul Majeed Kumar resident of Bernate, Boniyar and Abdul Rashid Kumar resident of Pattan were also arrested. Incriminating material including 01 Pistol, 01 Magazine, 10 rounds and 11 Grenades were recovered from their possession, the statement said.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the busted militant module of AGuH was being handled by Ahsaan Dar and one individual named Chaudhary from across the border (PoK). The module was instructed to ensure continuous supply of arms & ammunition in Kashmir Valley for conducting attacks on outsiders, civilians and Security Forces to instil fear in the minds of general public, the statement added.

The timely and effective action by Sopore police and 22RR by busting the militant module have resulted in averting a possible major tragedy, the statement ends. — (KIMS)