Bandipora, Feb 02: A Jash-e-Mohammad militant associate was arrested by police in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district, officials said on Tuesday.
“Police had received reliable information that there were certain anti-national elements who were indoctrinating youths and influencing them with false narratives and motivating and enticing them to take violent path besides providing them arms, ammunition and other resources for this purpose,” a police spokesman said.
“Acting on specific human and technical inputs police along with 13 RR apprehended one suspected person Abdul Majeed Khan of Kralpora Bandipora, in a joint operation at Wular Vantage Park Aragam Bandipora and recovered arms, ammunition from his possession which includes one Pistol, three live hand grenades and 10 live rounds,” he said, adding, “On his preliminary enquiry, the accused revealed that he is associated with Jaishe-e-Mohammad (militant) outfit and he is in contact with handlers across the border from where he received instructions to identify innocent youth for joining militancy and pass on arms and ammunitions to them.”
On his further disclosure, police said, he named Showkat Ahmad Malik of Sangrama Sopore as his accomplice in carrying out his designs and accordingly a search Operation was launched in Sangrama Sopore with Sopore Police and 52RR, leading to the recovery of one Pistol, five live hand grenades and 20 live rounds from the accused person, he said.
In this regard Case FIR No. 04/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in police station Aragam and further investigation has been taken up, he added.