AGuH module busted in Baramulla’s Sopore; 4 held: Police

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Says major tragedy averted; huge cache of arms & ammunition recovered;  arrestees were tasked to supply arms & ammunition for conducting attacks on outsiders, civilians; forces

Sopore, Nov 28: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed to have busted Ansaar Gazwatul Hind (AGuH’s) module by arresting its four militant associates along with arms and ammunition in Sopore town of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district, says major tragedy averted.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that they have arrested the four over ground workers (OGW’s) of Ansar Gazwatul Hind (AGuH) militant outfit from Sopore town in a joint operation of Sopore police along with Army’s 22 RR.

He said, that the incriminating materials, huge cache of arms and ammunition have been recovered from their possession, thereby giving a huge setback to the organisation operatives and thus averting a major tragedy.

“During MVCP two individuals identified as Mushtaq Ahmed Bhat, said to be main handler of Chanapora, Srinagar and Ishfaq Ahmed Shah resident of Budgam were arrested along with incriminating material, arms and ammunition including 01 Pistol, 01 Magazine, 10 rounds and 3 Grenades,” the official said.

“On further interrogation and development of the information, two more militant associates identified as Abdul Majeed Kumar resident of Bernate, Boniyar and Abdul Rashid Kumar resident of Pattan were also arrested. Adding that, 01 Pistol, 01 Magazine, 10 rounds and 11 Grenades were also recovered from their possession,” the official said.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the busted terrorist module of AGuH was being handled by Ahsaan Dar and Chaudhary from across the border (PoK), police said.

It said that the module was instructed to ensure continuous supply of arms & ammunition in Kashmir Valley for conducting attacks on outsiders, civilians and Security Forces to instill fear in the minds of the general public. “The timely and effective action by Sopore police and 22RR by busting the terrorist module have resulted in averting a possible major tragedy,” official added.

Meanwhile, in Awantipora, Police along with 42 RR and CRPF recovered arms & ammunition including 202 AK rounds, 03 detonators, 7.62 mm 26 rounds, 02 rounds of Insas wrapped in Polyethene hidden under boulders at Bund Lalgam area of Awantipora—(KNO)