Three Over Ground workers(OGWs) of Hizbul Mujahideen(HM) have been arrested in Shopian, Police said on Friday
The arrested OGWs have been identiifed as Akeel Ahmad Malla S/o Ab Rashid Malla R/o Reshipora Hermain, Asif Abdullah Wagay S/o Mohammad Abdullah Wagay r/o Reshipora Hermain and Amir Hussain Ganie S/o Manzoor Ahmad Ganie R/o Check Cholena.
According to police sources, the arrested OGWs developed contact with active HM militants Gayas-Ul-Islam Thoker, Abass Bhat and Ishfaq Ahmad Thoker of Shopian and met the militant group at various places including Mantribugh,Hermain and Chakoora and planned to carry out ‘subversive activities’.
Shopian Police while monitoring the activities of ANE’s found the link of Akeel with militants and thereafter in a chain of events others were also arrested. Three Chinese grenades were recovered at their instance from an orchard at Hajipora In this connection a case FIR No. 91/2017 U/S 7/25 A.Act, 39 ULA(P) Act registered in P/S Shopian and investigation taken up.
One of their associate namely Muneeb-Ul-Islam S/o Gh Hassan Malla R/o Reshipora Hermain is arrested by Anantnag Police and other associate namely Owais Ahmad @ Raja R/o Meshipora is absconding.