Police in J&K’s Kishtwar district claimed to have detained two newly recruited Hizbul Mujahideen militants from the Kalaingassu area of Tander, Dachhan, and retrieved rifles and ammunition from their arms on Monday.
“02 newly recruited terrorists of HM outfit have been arrested from the Kalaingassu space of Tander, Dachhan in Kishtwar district. They’ve been recognized as Yasir Hussain & Usman Qadir. 01 Pistol, 02 grenades, 01 UBGL & 01 wi-fi set have been recovered from their possession, ” IGP Jammu tweeted this afternoon.
Divulging additional particulars concerning the arrests, a police official informed Larger Kashmir that Yasir, son of Ghulam Rasool, is a resident of Sounder Tehsil Dachhan in district Kishtwar whereas Usman, son of Ghulam Qadir hails from Tander space of Dachhan Tehsil within the district.
As per the official, the duo went lacking through the evening hours of August 5 from Dachhan. “It was reliably learnt that each the lacking youths have joined Hizbul Mujahideen outfit with the intention to hazard the integrity of the nation,” he stated.
Accordingly, an FIR Quantity 18 of 2021 beneath part 13/18-B ULA (P) at Police Station Dachhan was registered.
Right now, performing on the intelligence inputs about their presence in Tander space of Dachhan, a joint search operation was launched by 17 Rashtriya Rifle of Indian Military, CRPF 52 Battalion (CTT), J&K Police led by DySP Operation, Kishtwar, Devinder Singh Bandral throughout which the duo was arrested together with the stated cache of arms and ammunition, the official additional stated.
Moreover, 5 pages of the letter pad of HM District Commander Chenab Valley, a pouch one, and one wi-fi set alongwith antenna (ICOM) have been additionally recovered through the searches, added the official.
Terming the arrest of two C-Class militants as a “nice success”, a police officer stated that the arrested militants have been “ready for some assist system from someplace else”.
Safety forces consider that the arrested duo have been making an attempt to revive militancy in Kishtwar district which they stated has now been foiled after their arrest.