Jaish module busted in Srinagar, four associates arrested: Police

SRINAGAR (KIMS) — The Jammu and Kashmir Police along with joint team of security forces busted a module of Jaish-e-Mohammd (JeM) militant outfit by arresting its four associates in Srinagar on Saturday.

The joint team of security forces recovered arms and ammunition from their possession.

“Acting on a specific information, a joint Mobile Vehicle Check Post (MVCP) comprising of Srinagar Police, 50 RR, Valley QRT and 29Bn CRPF was established in Kanihama area of Nowgam in the evening hours on Saturday. During checking, a white Alto vehicle was intercepted by the joint party and four persons who were boarding the vehicle were apprehended,” the Jammu and Kashmir Police said in a press release.

During preliminary investigation, it was found that the apprehended individuals were linked with the proscribed militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammd (JeM), the press release said.

“Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 01 AK 56 rifle with 3 Magazines, 75 rounds of 7.62 x 39 mm, 01 Glock Pistol with 2 Magazines, 26 Rounds of 9 mm and 06 Chinese grenades were recovered from their possession,” it said.

The four persons who were apprehended have been identified as Md Yaseen Bhat, son of Ghulam Qadir Bhat, Sheraz Ahmad Rather, son of Abdul Rashid Rather, Gulam Hassan Khandey, son of Gulam Mohd khandey — all from Lcchnambal Zafran Colony Panthachowk and Imtiyaz Ahmad Bhat, son of Late Abdul Ganie Bhat, resident of Frestabal Pampore.

In this regard, a case FiR No.31/2024 under section 18, 23, 39 UAPA, 7/25 Arms Act and 120b of the IPC has been registered in Police Station Nowgam and further investigation is in progress. — (KIMS)