JKLF-Hurriyat Revival Case: 10 ex-militants, erstwhile separatists formally arrested, says police

SRINAGAR (KIMS) — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said that they have formally arrested ten persons including ex-militants and erstwhile separatists in Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF)-Hurriyat revival case in Srinagar.

The arrested persons have been identified as Mohammad Yaseen Bhat S/o Gh Mohd Bhat R/o Nigeenbagh Srinagar, Mohammad Rafiq Pahloo S/o Gh Hassan R/o Natipora, Shams u din Rehmani S/o Amir Ahmad R/o Lalbazar, Jahangeer Ahmad Bhat S/o Ab Gani Bhat R/o Batengo Sopore, Khurshid Ah Bhat S/o Gh Mohd R/o Rawalpora, Shabir Ah Dar S/o Gh Nabi R/o Badamwari Sopore, Sajad Hussain Gul S/o Ab Hamid R/o Panthachowk, Srinagar, Firdous Ah Shah S/o Ali Mohammad R/o Abiguzar Srinagar, Parray Hassan Firdous S/o Ab Rashid R/o Lawaypora Srinagar and Sohail Ahmad Mir S/o Ab Salam R/o Peerbagh, Budgam.

In this regard, a case FIR No 23/2023 under sections 10, 13 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) & section 121A of IPC already stands registered in Police Station Kothibagh.

The arrested persons and others were planning to revive these organisations on the directions of Pakistan based handlers. This meeting was an overt attempt to start working for revival of these moribund organisations, Police said in a statement.

Initial investigation has also revealed that they were in touch with entities based abroad, few of them were members of many groups that propagate secessionism like Kashmir Global Council headed by Farooq Siddiqui and Raja Muzaffer of JKLF, the statement said.

Under the garb of manufactured pretext, this meeting which took place, the real agenda of meeting was discussing strategy of revival, the statement said.

Initial investigation has also revealed that a similar preliminary meeting took place on 13th June 2023, which was attended by most of them, the statement said.

Further investigation in the case is in full swing and some more arrests are likely to take place, the statement said.

On Sunday, Jammu and Kashmir Police conducted a search in a hotel in Srinagar on the basis of credible information about meeting of some ex-militants and erstwhile separatists.

After search was conducted, they were brought to Kothibagh Police Station for further questioning and investigation was started.

Prima facie came out that they were planning to revive the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and Hurriyat in Jammu and Kashmir.

A Search was conducted on basis of credible info about meeting of some ex-militants of JKLF & erstwhile separatists in a hotel in Srinagar.They were brought to Kothibagh PS for verification. Inquiry has started, prima facie it came out that they were planning to revive JKLF & hurriyat, Police had said in a tweet. — (KIMS)