With the busting of Hizb module at Pattan in this district, police here today claimed that separatist organisations "are using office of the Pakistan high commissioner in New Delhi to avail visa for some youths in order to send them to Pakistan for arms training and to fuel unrest across Kashmir."
Without naming any separatist organisation, senior superintendent of police Baramulla, Imtiyaz Hussain, said one of the arrested youths identified as Abdul Rashid Bhat of Minipora Sopore in the recently busted HM module at Pattan "had visited Pakistan in May this year after obtaining visa from Pakistan high commissioner in New Delhi on the recommendation of some separatist organisation."
"A separatist organisation in Kashmir had recommended for his visa and after obtaining visa from the office of Pakistan high commissioner in Delhi, the arrested youth was provided arms training at Khalid-bin-Waleed camp in Pakistan occupied Kashmir," the SSP Baramulla said.
He said that on his return, "he was directed to destroy his passport soon after landing on Indian territory, however, police checked his record from the immigration cell at Wagah border."
"The separatist organisations after realising the tight security grid on Line of Control are using new strategy which is to send some youths to Pakistan by recommending for their visa at the office of Pakistan High commissioner in Delhi. Thereafter they get them trained in use of arms and ammunition at some training camp in Pakistan. The move is to recruit more youths for militancy back in Kashmir and to fuel unrest across the state" the SSP Baramulla said while addressing the media.
He said "police is investigating case deeply to find out how many more youths have visited Pakistan for arms training by obtaining visa from Pakistan embassy in Delhi".