Police on Sunday claimed to have busted a module of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfit in north Kashmir's Baramulla district by arresting three persons who they said were planning to send boys across the border for arms training.
"Baramulla police assisted by security forces has busted a module of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit who were active in the area to lure young boys into terrorism. This module was being spearheaded by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Parvez Wani alias Mubashir resident of Gagloora Handwara," said a spokesman.
Those arrested were identified as Ansar-ul-lah Tantray, son of Mohammad Munawar Tantary, resident of Raipora Palhalan; Abdul Rashid Bhat, son of Sona-ul-lah Bhat, resident of Minipora, Sopore and Mehraj-ud-din Kak, son of Nazir Ahmad Kak, resident of Andargam, Pattan.
The module had plans to send many boys to Pakistan on valid visa to get them trained in camps of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, said the spokesman.
"One of the accused Abdul Rashid Bhat had visited Pakistan in the month of May this year and obtained training for undertaking militant activities in KHALID BIN WALEED camp of HM located in PaK. He had got the visa from Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi on the recommendation of one separatist organization," he said.
"Arms, ammunition and One Lakh rupees of Indian Currency was recovered from their possession.
"The module was not only luring young boys to militancy but as well providing all logistic support to other militants of HM outfit."
A case FIR number 112/2017 under sections of 13 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act has been registered in Police Station Pattan and investigation has been taken up.