Militant module busted in Budgam, 1 kg heroin recovered: Police

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Srinagar: The police claimed to have busted a narco-militant module in Chadoora village of central Kashmir’s Budgam district and arrested six militant associates.

In a statement to media, the police claimed that it acted on a specific input along with the army’s 50 Rashtriya Rifles and D/29 of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and busted a narco-militant module linked with banned militant outfit, Jaish-e-Mohammad.

The police claimed that the six militant associates were Mudassir Fayaz, a resident of Kralpora, Shabir Ganaie, a resident of Wathoora, Sageer Ahmad Poswal, a resident of Kupwara, Issaq Bhat, a resident of Shopian, Arshid Thoker, a resident of Shopian. However, the name of the last alleged associate was withheld.

The police also recovered a Chinese pistol, a pistol magazine, 4 pistol rounds, a hand grenade, and a kg of heroin, and 1,55,000 rupees in cash from there possession.

As per the initial investigation, it has been revealed that this module was working in close connection with Pakistan-based militant handlers and were involved in the drug trade, the supply of weapons, and money to active militants of banned outfit JeM.

The police also filed an FIR under relevant provisions of UA(P) Act and NDPS Act has been registered in Police station Chadoora and investigation taken up, the statement said. (GNS)

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