Kishtwar Police Smash Module of HM, Millitant, OGW Arrested

Huge Cache of Arms & Ammunition recovered Plan to Lob Grenades in Busy Localities thwarted, Manhunt to Arrest More
Kishtwar Police Smash Module of HM,  Millitant, OGW  Arrested

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Kishtwar ,July 01 (KNO) : The kishtwar police has smashed a terror module of banned terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen in the district & has arrested one HM militant and one active Over Ground Worker (OGW) of Hizbul Mujahideen.The police has recovered a huge cache of Arms & Ammunition from the duo.

The police has launched a man hunt to effect more arrests. The district police kishtwar has been working since last many days to crack the terror module of banned outfit Hizbul Mujahideen aimed at revival of the militancy in the district and creating scare & terror among the public by lobbing grenades.The police after authentication of its field information laid naka points at a couple of places in the vicinity of Kishtwar town .

During the naka checking police intercepted a Hizbul militant about whom police had information of ferrying the arms & explosive to his mentor and Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Amin Bhat@ Jehangir Saroori and to induct the fresh youth into the militancy. On his personal search police recovered from his possession a Chinese pistol with magzine and live pistol cartridges and two high power HE hand gernades, beside some documents of the terrorist outfit.He was arrested on the spot and arms & ammunition recovered from his custody has been seized on the spot.

The arrested terrorist has been identified as Rameez Ahmed wani s/o Master Javed Ahmed Wani resident of Tandar Dachan.The arrest was made by the police party led by inspector Sameer Jeelani SHO Police Station Kishtwar assisted by Mohd Qasim ASI Operations under the direct supervision of District Superintendent of Police Kishtwar Abrar chowdhary.

The senior superintendent of Police kishtwar Abrar chowdhary while breifing media at District Police Office Kishtwar today alongwith the Additional Superintendent of Police Parbeet Singh and other officers of District Police said that on the arrest and interrogation of the Hizbul Militant Rameez Ahmed Wani it was ascertained that a number of other persons in and around kishtwar town have been working as Over Ground Workers of banned terror outfit Hizbul Mujhadien and are attempting to conduct fresh recruitment beside arranging & procuring arms & ammunition for new terrorist recruitments.

On the disclosure of the arrested terrorist police has conducted raids and arrested one active OGW Nissar Ahmed Ganie S/O Bashir Ahmed Ganie originally a resident of Amratgarh Tehsil Charala of district Doda and at present residing in Deewaro Link Road Kishtwar. During the sustained interrogation of Nissar police has recovered three magazines of AK-47 rifle from his possession alongwith 90 live rounds of AK-47rifle. Nissar Ahmed Ganie OGW has assumed a moulvi type of attire and is also running a Madarsa in Kishtwar town with the name Darul-Uloom Usmania since the year 2013. In the premises of madrasa he had established his office and under the garb & guise of madrasa manager and teacher he is continuing his OGW activities.

During the further course of interrogation Nissar has disclosed that consignment of arms & ammuniation recovered from the custody of militant Rameez on his arrest was also arranged by him from another active OGW and money for the same from hizb organisation was paid by him to the OGW from whom the Chinese pistol and gernades were recovered, said the SSP kishtwar. Nissar is involved in OGW activities mainly in procuring the arms & ammuniation for the new terrorist inductions by paying the hizb money and is also involved in harbouring the agents & conduits & co-ordinating their activities. The police had kept under surveillance the activities of Molvi Nissar Ahmed Ganie since december last year, narrated the SSP. During the sustained interrogation of the arrested Hizb militant & OGW it was further ascertained that they were under the instructions from their mentor & Hizbul Mujahdien terrorist Jehangir Saroori to lob gernade at busy localities in the district to create scare and fear psychosis among the public. By arresting the culprits & recovering arms from their possession including live hand gernades police has averted a major tragedy in the district, said the SSP kishtwar.

During his further interrogation the hizbul arrested terrorist Rameez disclosed that he is working as active militant of Hizb since the last three years. He has, however, not performed an open major terror act sofar in order to maintain the concealment of his terrorist identity since he is entrusted with the job of recruiting & inducting the fresh youth in terror net on the instructions of Jehangir Saroori. In the year 2017 he recruited two youths one Ikhlaq Ahmed and another Reyaz Ahmed wani and provided them a pistol and two gernades and were instructed to perform a terror strike in valley as a trail under the close supervision of another Hizbul harcore OGW Touseef Ahmed Gundana s/o Master Ghulam Nabi Gundna of kishtwar. When the trio was in the process of planning a terror strike in Srinagar district the alert police party of police station Parimpora arrested them from its jurisdiction along with a pistol and grenades in their possession, said the SSP Kishtwar.The parimpora police station had registered FIR No. 41/2017 in police station Parimpora in this regard and all the three arrested terrorists later got bailed out. The terror mentor Rameez has of late also prepared another couple of youth for inducting them into hizbul mujahideen. Had he not been arrested he was all set to send them to join terror outfit in a couple of days. The youth duo has been identified by the police and the police is in the process of councelling them. The police parties under the supervision of Additional SP Kishtwar Parbeet Singh are searching another youth of Dachhan who have been mentally prepared by Rameez to join the outfit and was also waiting for arms and ammuniation from him. It may be mentioned that another youth Mudasir Ahmed s/o Tariq Hussain R/o Tandar Dachhan who was missing since the last more than one month has also been sent by Rameez to join terror outfit. He was motivated by Rameez and his joining with Jehangir Saroori through the Padder axis was facilitated by another OGW Touseef Ahmed Gundana by using a motorcycle for taking Muddasir to the location of Jehangir saroori on Padder road, said the SSP kishtwar. It is pertinent to mention that the younger brother of Rameez was studying in Islamic college Srinagar from where he fled away in the month of in July 2017 & is missing since then. As per the details he too has joined the terror outfit in 2017, disclosed the SSP Kishtwar. During the interogation of Rameez it was further ascertained by police that he had motivated & sent another three youth in the jungles of Dachhan for joining the terror group. All the three youth were missing from Dachhan after Friday prayers on 29th of June . After the disclosures of Rameez the police constituted several teams and launched man hunt in tge forests of Sounder and Tandar and finally recovered all three youth on 30th June. The trio has been identified as Usman Ahmed Wani, Sajid Ahmed & Junaid Ahmed . The police has registered case FIR No.182/2018 u/s 120-B, 121,121-A , 4/5 Explosives Act, 7/25 Indian Arms Act and 3/13 Unlawful Activities Act in police station kishtwar. The police has formally arrested both militant Rameez Ahmed Wani and OGW Nissar Ahmed Ganie in the instant case. The investigation of the case has been taken up by Deputy superintendent of Police DAR Kishtwar Manoj kumar, said the SSP kishtwar Abrar chowdhary who is personally supervising the investgation of case. The police by arresting the active HM terrorist and OGW & by recovering the arms & ammuniation from their possession has smashed a powerful terror module of Hizbul Mujahideen. The police has thwarted the attempt of terrorist for lobbing gernade to create public scare and psychosis. The police has also successfully thwarted the plans and attempt of terror recruitment & revival of militancy in the district, said SSP kishtwar . The police has launched a man hunt to effect certain more arrests beside the recovery of some more arms and ammunition shortly, said SSP. Of late 17 RR unit of Army has also joined investigations into this case with police.