BSF trooper among two booked under PSA In Kupwara

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Srinagar: Two youth including a BSF Trooper from north Kashmir’s Kupwara district were slapped with the Public safety act (PSA) and shifted to Kotbalwal jail in Jammu on Saturday.

Shakir Ahmad Wani son of Mohammed Ramzan Wani and Ghulam Mustafa Sheikh son of Abdul Ahad Sheikh, both residents of Tekipora, Lolab were jailed under the PSA, reports said.

The duo were arrested on 4 October this year as Over Ground Workers affiliated with the Hizbul Mujahideen, who were providing logistic support to militants apart from luring more youth into militancy, a police official said.

Earlier, police on 4 October claimed to have busted an OGW module of Hizbul Mujahideen in Lolab area of Kupwara district claiming arrest of two local youth including a Border Security Forces (BSF) official along with a pistol.

“The two were involved in the activities which are detrimental to security of state and inspite been involved in breaking law of the land. They were arrested as OGW’s and have been slapped with the PSA,” a police official of Kupwara said.

A case under FIR Number 77 of 2018 U/S 7/25 Arms act 13, 18, 39 unlawful activities act stands registered against the duo jailed under PSA, Officials said. On 22 September this year, two youth from Lolab valley were booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) and were shifted to Kotbalwal jail in the Jammu region.

Reports reaching here added that Firdous Ahmad Shah son of Bashir Ahmad Shah and Adil Hussain son of Ghulam Mohammad, both residents of Shatmuqam Lolab were slapped with PSA and sent to Kot Balwal Jail. (KNO)


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