LeT OGW network busted, 6 arrested in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 31: Jammu and Kashmir police busted a Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) network by arresting six persons, including four Over Ground Workers (OGWs) in the frontier district of Kupwara, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Kupwara Shamsheer Hussain addressing a press conference said that based on specific information, Kupwara police laid a cordon and search operation in Manigah Hyhama area.
During search of the area, two youth were found moving suspiciously and were arrested. They identified themselves as Danish Ghulam Lone S/o Ghulam Mohd Lone R/o Brah Badna Pulwama, age about 20 years and Suhail Ahmad Bhat S/o Ghulam Mohi u din Bhat R/o Dogripora Pulwama, age about 21years.
He said some incriminating documents including the map of areas adjoining to Line of Control (LoC) and some posters of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) outfit were also recovered from the possession their possession.During preliminary investigation, they disclosed that they were motivated by one active HM militant namely Adnan operating in Pulwama and Awantipora area for joining the militant ranks and ex-filtration to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) for obtaining arms training.
They further disclosed that said HM militant Adnan had also asked them to visit the Central Jail Srinagar and meet one HM cadre Ishaq Paul R/o Shopian, a militant under detention.
Hussain said on the instructions of HM militant Adnan they both visited the Central Jail Srinagar and met Ishaq Paul and Ghulam Nabi Mughal R/o Manigah Kupwara also a detainee in Central Jail Srinagar.
He said after their meeting with the both Ishaq Paul and Ghulam Nabi Mughal, they were told to send their photographs on WhatsApp number of PoK region. After returning from Central Jail Srinagar they have sent their photographs and other details to the PoK handlers and the OGWs network in Kupwara was also activated by the PoK handlers.
The local OGWs have facilitated their journey from Srinagar to Kupwara and further to Manigah area on way to LoC. On the disclosure of both the youth, four OGWs namely Doulat Ali Mughal, Liyaqat Ali Khan, Ghulam Nabi Mughal residents of Manigah Kupwara and Haroon Ahmad Sheikh R/o Amrohie Karnah were also arrested.
SSP Kupwara further said that these four OGWs were facilitating the youth of the valley especially South Kashmir to cross the LoC on the instructions of HM South module in coordination with their handlers across the LoC for obtaining arms training.
A case FIR number 279/2017 under section 13, 18, 18-B Prevention of Unlawful activities act and 120-B RPC stands registered in Police Station Kupwara and further investigation is in progress. (UNI)