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2 militants, 9 OGWs arrested: Police
SRINAGAR, Jan 9: Police in Sopore claimed to have arrested two militants and busted an over-ground workers (OGW) module by arresting its nine members who were trying to recruit youth in the ranks of different outfits.

A police spokesman said that acting on a specific information regarding the presence of militants in general area of Watlab, a cordon and search operation was launched by Sopore police along with MARCOS and CRPF

“During search operation, two militants who were hiding near a school tried to open fire on the joint party but were overpowered and arrested. These militants were later identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Chopan alias Haroon son of Ghulam Mohammad Chopan resident of Wagad Tral and Shija-ud-din Sheikh son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Sheikh resident of Dadsara Tral affiliated with banned outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen,” he said.

The spokesman added that some arms and ammunition was recovered from their possession.

“During the course of investigation, the names of nine persons surfaced who are working as conduits of these militants and they have been motivated to join the militant ranks. These conduits are in contact with the militants of South Kashmir namely alias Reyaz Naikoo and Hamaad of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and Ali and Qasim of Jaish-e-Muhammad,” he said.

The spokesman added that accordingly, the joint party of Sopore police along with MARCOS, 22 RR and CRPF arrested these nine OGWs.

News Updated at : Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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