Jammu and Kashmir Police Tuesday claimed to have busted a Hizb militant module by arresting three Over Ground Workers (OGWs) and said that they were involved in killing of Panch in Kulpora area in south Kashmir Kulgam district.
A police spokesperson in a statement said that on 2nd March militants shot dead a Panch namely Mohd Yaqoob Dar son of Gh Mohd Dar resident of Kulpora Kulgam.
“A case with FIR No. 27/2022 under relevant sections of law at Police station Kulgam was registered and investigation got conducted through a special investigation team,” Police said.
Police said that it was learnt that an active militant of Hizb namely Farooq Ahmad Bhat son of Ab Gani Bhat resident of Cheki Desend Yaripora had received directions from militant handlers based in Pakistan to target the PRI members of Kulgam.
“On their directions, he identified the target and gave direction accordingly to active militant namely Raja Nadeem Rather son of Ab Rehman Rather resident of Ashmuji to execute the militant act with the support of their associates namely Nasser Ahmad Wani son of Bashir Ahmad Wani resident of Srandoo, Adil Manzoor Rather son of Manzoor Ahmad Rather resident of Ashmuji and Majid Mohd Rather son of Lt. Gh Mohd Rather resident of Malipora Mirbazar,” police said.
Police said that the directions included to conduct recce of the Panch’s presence, arrange transport and provide logistics to execute the militant act.
“After strenuous efforts, Kulgam police arrested above mentioned militant associates involved in this militant crime and also seized 02 Grenades and 1 Pistol with 08 Rounds,”police said.
Police said that the said module is linked with already busted (HM) militant module involved in the killing of sarpanch namely Shabir Ahmad Mir son of Mohd Abdullah Mir resident of Audoora Kulgam on 11th March of this year, he said.
“The investigation of the case is going on and based on the investigation more arrests and recoveries are also expected. Efforts are on to neutralise the militants involved in this heinous crime,” police said. (GNS)