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’.
The Module was provided with one Pistol and 3 grenades to carry out attacks and snatch weapon so as to join militancy. All the three OGW went to Kulgam Bus stand to lob the grenade but did not find any deployment of Security Forces there. Thereafter they tried to do same activity at Anantnag Bus Adda, Railway Station Anantnag and Police Post Behibagh but could not execute the plan. The Module is also involved in pasting of election boycott posters in Reshipora and Hermain areas. A Motor bike (Passion Pro) belong to Akeel Ahmad has been used in the commission of their activities at many places has been seized. Muneeb-Ul-Islam and Asif Ahmad also went together to Chadoora Budgam and indulged into the stone pelting which took place at Chadoora on 28-03-2017 at encounter place.
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.