Hizb module unearthed, 3 arrested: Police

Security forces have unearthed a module of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant outfit by arresting three persons in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said today.
Hizb module unearthed, 3 arrested: Police
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Security forces have unearthed a module of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant outfit by arresting three persons in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said today.

Baramulla Police, assisted by other security forces, busted the module active in the area "to lure young boys" to militancy, a police handout said.

The module, the statement said, was being spearheaded by HM commander Parvez Wani alias Mubashir, a resident of Gagloora Handwara in north Kashmir's Kupwara district.

Three persons have been arrested by police – Ansarullah Tantaray resident of Raipora, Palhalan, Abdul Rashid Bhat resident of Minipora, Sopore and Mehrajuddin Kak resident of Andargami, Pattan – all in Baramulla district, it said.

It said the module had plans to send many boys to Pakistan on valid visa to get them trained in militant camps of PaK.

"Arms, ammunition and Rs one lakh in Indian currency have been recovered from their possession," it said.

It said the module has not only been luring young boys to militancy, but providing all logistic support to other militants of the outfit as well.

"A case FIR number 112/2017 under section of 13 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act has been registered in Police Station Pattan and investigation has been taken up," the statement said.

The statement said that recently Baramulla Police had saved around 10 boys meant to be inducted in militant ranks and handed them over to their parents. GKNN

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