Militants instigated youth: Police
KASHMIR UNREST 2010
Islamabad (Anantnag) Dec 19: Police on Sunday claimed that militants instigated youth to resort to violence during the 2010-unrest.
Addressing a news conference here the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), south Kashmir, Shafkat Ahmad Watali claimed that police busted two militant modules involved in instigating youth in south Kashmir.
“On December 5 a youth Showkat Ahmad Dar alias Adnan alias Basharat of Banderpora, Bijbehara was arrested during a naka at Batangu, Khanabal here in south Kashmir. A matrix code sheet, two Chinese grenades and a motorbike were recovered from him,” Watali said.
The DIG said that during questioning Batangu revealed that a module of militants was instigating youth to resort to stone pelting and also there was a strong nexus between Lashkar-E-Toiba ( LeT )and other militant organization to push the youth towards violence.
“The module, headed by Showkat, a close associate of LeT commander Firdous Ahmad Peer alias Gowhar and-Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) commander Javaid Ahmad Sheikh alias Seepani used to instigate youth by distributing provocative literature and video clips,” Watali claimed adding that Showkat used to meet all these persons in Islamabad (Anantnag) town to plan the future strategy.
“Showkat also used to meet Muhammad Abass Sheikh of Rampora, Kulgam and Fayaz Ahmad Talak of Islamabad (Anantnag) to discuss strategies to intensify stone pelting in their respective areas,” the DIG added.
He said after Showkat’s revelations three released militants Fayaz Ahmad Talak, Javaid Ahmad Salafi and Fayaz Amad Dar were arrested.
He said that Fayaz Talak was assigned the responsibility of printing and distributing the provocative posters among the youth, Abass Sheikh was assigned the responsibility to intensify protests in some parts of Kulgam while as Fayaz Ahmad Dar was given the area of Khanabal-Pahalgam (KP) road for organizing stone pelting and protests.
About the busting of second militant module the DIG said that police arrested Muzzafar Ahmad Wani and on questioning he disclosed that he was working for LeT directly under the command of Abdul Rhaman Bhai and named his associates as Irshad Ahmad Wani of Illahipora, Pulwama, Shabir Ahmad Magray of Nowpora, Pulwama, Ghulam Mohudin Mir son of Gaffar Mir of Achan, Pulwama.
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