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Police arrest 5 OGW’s in South Kashmir

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On the basis of a specific input Police Awantipora along with 110 Bn CRPF and 50 RR arrested one Sajad Ahmad Bhat S/O Ali Mohammad Bhat R/O Hergam Wuyan (Pak trained Ex-militant) and after questioning he disclosed that he along with other OGWs of banned JeM outfit were involved in the grenade throwing incidents in Pampore and Khrew area. Upon his disclosure following persons of the said module were apprehended along with arms/ammunition:-


Umar Gani Sheikh S/O Ab. Gani Sheikh R/O Drangbal Pampore (Age 26 years)

Jan Mohammad Khanday @ Jehangir S/O Ab. Rashid Khanday R/O Meech Pampore (Age 30 years).

Owais Ahmad Bhat S/O Ab. Rashid R/O Danak Mohalla Khrew ( Age 23 years)

Muzaffar Hussain Bhat S/O Gh. Mohammad R/O Tulibagh Pampore (Age 30 years).

It is pertinent to mention here that JeM which was earlier having strong basis in Tral had been dislodged from the area by conducting intelligence based operations in which some of the top commanders were eliminated and large number of hideouts were busted. After continuous operations in Tral they shifted their focus in Khrew and Pampore belt. The slain JeM Commander Noor Mohammad Tantray @ Noor Trali was the key in creating this network of OGWs who was eliminated in a joint operation of Police/SFs on 25-12-2017 at Samboora Pampore and after his elimination the network mentioned above was operating under the command/instructions of Mufti Waqas R/O PAK who replaced Noor Mohammad Tantray @ Noor Trali as commander of JeM in South Kashmir.

Case FIR NOs. 08/2018 U/Ss 18, 18B, 20, 39 ULA(P) act and  02/2018 U/Ss 307 RPC, 3/5 Exp. Sub Act stands registered in P/S Pampore/Khrew and the investigation have been taken up.

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