HM module busted in Kupwara, BSF man among two held; says police

Srinagar, Oct 4: Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a module of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit by arresting two of its members including a Border Security Force (BSF) personal from frontier Kupwara district of north Kashmir.

Official sources told GNS that two Hizbul Mujahideen activists were arrested by SOG during a raid at Lolab last night.

The arrested persons were identified as Shakir Ahmad Wani son of Mohammed Ramzan Wani and Ghulam Mustafa Sheikh son of Abdul Ahad Sheikh, both residents of Tekipora, Lolab.

Sources said that Shakir, a BSF personal is posted outside state and was on leave when he along with his associate was arrested by the police.

Meanwhile, a police statement issued here said that acting on a specific input, Kupwara Police busted an OGW module of HM outfit, operating in Lolab area of district Kupwara.

According to the statement the two persons, namely Shakir Ahmad Wani and Ghulam Mustafa Sheikh residents of Tekipora, Lolab were detained in this regard for questioning.

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“After sustained questioning, a pistol was recovered on their disclosure.

The module was engaged in providing logistics support to militants apart from luring more youth into path of militancy,” the statement said.

A case FIR no.77 of 2018 u/s 7/25 Arms act 13 UAPA stands registered in P/S Sogam in this regard. Further investigation into the module is in progress, the statement added. (GNS)

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