SRINAGAR: Kupwara Police claim to achieve a major breakthrough by busting a militant network that was trying to revive Al-Badar outfit in Kashmir by sending youth across the Line of Control (LoC) to AJK for arms training.
Police arrested two youth who were trying to cross the Line of Control (LoC) to enter Pakistan administered Kashmir (AJK) for arms training through border district of Kupwara in North Kashmir. They also arrested four Over Ground Workers (OGWs) who were facilitating their exfiltration.
The interrogation of these arrested youth has revealed that a militant Ishfaq Paul who is in Central Jail is trying to revive the Al-Badar in Kashmir. The two youth, who railed from Pulwama, were motivated by Hizb commander Riyaz Naiku to join militancy and sent by him to meet Ishfaq Paul in Central Jail before they left for AJK and were arrested by police near the LoC. Police is investigating from the four arrested OGWs whether they have been successful in sending any youth to across the border for arms training so far or not.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara, Shamsheer Hussain told Excelsior that based on specific information, police’s Special Operation Group (SOG) cordoned off Manigah village of Hyhama area in Kupwara district. “During search of the area, two youth were found moving suspiciously and were nabbed,” the SSP said, adding that they identified themselves as 20 year-old Danish Ghulam Lone, son of Ghulam Mohammad Lone, resident of Brah Badna village of Pulwama district and 21-year old Suhail Ahmad Bhat, son of Ghulam Mohiudin Bhat, resident of Dogripora village of Awantipora in Pulwama.