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Militant funding module busted in Bandipora, Rs 5 lakh recovered: Police | KNO

Six militant associates arrested in separate raids

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Bandipora, Aug 12 (KNO): Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a militant funding module by arresting three Over Ground Workers and recovered Rs five lakh cash from their possession. Addressing a press conference here, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Bandipora, Rahul Malik said that a militant-financing module has been busted after the arrest of three militant associates in Bandipora following the search operation in various parts the district. According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) Correspondent, the SSP identified the trio as Irshad Ahmad Sheikh of Chittibandy Aragam, Muhammad Junaid Wani of Nageen Bagh Sopore and Raj Muhammad Khan of Lolab Kupwara. The trio arrested was involved in providing logistic support and shelter to active militants of different militant outfits. He said that the three arrested militant associates were working for different outfits throughout north Kashmir. “While conducting the investigation, we came to know that the arrested militant associates have relatives in Pakistan. They have sold the prosperities of them here and with that money; they were sharing and helping the militants in the field,” he said. He further added that among 14 lakhs, five lakhs cash were recovered from their possession and the rest of the money have been spent by them on the work of the militant activities. Besides, the trio was also purchasing weapons for the militant through this money, he added. The trio militant associates also being questioned at the Police Station and in the coming days, more people involved in this module will be arrested, he said, adding that “the details will be shared accordingly.” SSP further said that a case under FIR number 29/2020 under different sections of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) has been registered in Police Station Aragam and further investigation of the case is going on. Meanwhile, the forces arrested three militant associates in Bandipora and recovered 10 rounds of AK-47 from their possession. A senior police officer while divulging the details identified the trio as Vakeel Ahmad Dar, son of Muhammad Ramzan Dar of Bonakote Bandipora, Ghulam Muhammad Waza, son of Ghulam Qadir Waza of W. No. 05 Bandipora and Azim Mushtaq Sheikh, son of Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh of Ajar Bandipora. He told KNO that a case under FIR number 85/2020 under section 15-B /RW 16,18,39, ULAP act 7/25 I, has been registered in Police Station PS Bandipora. He added that recoveries of incriminating materials that include 10 Rounds of AK-47 have been recovered from them—(KNO)

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