OGW module busted in Sopore

SOPORE — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have busted an over-ground worker (OGW) module in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district by arresting four associates of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and recovered arms and ammunition from them.

In a statement, issued to the news agency KNO, a joint Naka was established by Sopore Police along with 22 RR and 179 CRPF at Gousiabad Chowk Chinkipora in the jurisdiction of Police Station Sopore.

The statement reads that during checking, suspicious movement of two persons coming from Dangerpora towards Chinkipora was noted and were subsequently asked to stop, but they tried to flee from the spot, however, they were tactfully apprehended.

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It reads that upon their search, two grenades were recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Shakir Akber Gojree of Bandipora and Mohsin Wani of Baramulla.

“Preliminary investigation has revealed that the arrested persons are OGWs of LeT and were in constant search of an opportunity to carry out attacks on security forces and civilians. Accordingly, a case has been registered at Police station Sopore under relevant sections of law,” it said.

It further reads that during the course of the investigation, the apprehended OGWs further revealed names of other associates which led to the arrest and recovery of further arms and ammunition which includes one Chinese pistol, one pistol magazine, seven live pistol rounds, 25 AK-47 rounds and explosive material.

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They have been identified as Himayun Shariq of Sopore and Faizan Ashraf Wani of Rafiabad, while further investigation is going on.

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