Jammu and Kashmir Police Saturday claimed to have arrested two Over Ground Workers (OGWs) in Lolab area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
The police identified the accused as Rashid Ahmad Peer, son of Abdul Ahad Peer of Tekipora, Lolab and Adil Hussain Shah, son of Ghulam Muhammad Shah of Shat Muqam, Lolab.
“The operation was carried along with 28 Rashtriya Rifles,” police in a press statement said.
Police said that both the individuals were indulged in anti-national activities and were planning to join militant ranks in order to revive militancy in the area besides ‘providing active support to militants’.
Police said that both the individuals came under observation of the forces when they were found suspicious in their movement and pro-militancy activity on social media platform.
“Based on the inputs developed by Police, the duo was apprehended and put to sustained questioning. During the course of investigation, incriminating material including posters, photographs, videos and contents of conversation with active militants and militant handlers from across were recovered from the mobile phones of both the individuals.”
Police said a case under FIR number 07/2022, under relevant sections has been registered at Police Station Sogam against them and the investigation in the case is under progress.
“The timely joint efforts of security forces resulted in averting major incident in the area, which has witnessed peace for the past two three years,” Police said.