OGW arrested in Tral: Police

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An Over Ground Worker (OGW) of the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant outfit was arrested and “incriminating material” recovered from his possession, Police said Monday.

A statement of Police issued here said that based on specific information regarding the presence of militants of JeM in village Larow Jagir Tral, Police along with Army’s 42 RR and CRPF 180 battalion launched a search operation in the area.

It said that during search, a youth Muzamil Qadir Bhat of Larow Jagir Tral was arrested.

The statement said that “incriminating material” of JeM was recovered from his possession.

It said that on his disclosure, a hand grenade was also recovered which he had concealed in the compound of his home.

The Police statement said that preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested youth was in contact with militant commanders of JeM in Tral and across the country.

It said that all the recovered material had been taken into case records for further investigation.

The statement said a case under FIR No 13/2021 under the relevant sections of law had been registered at Police Station Tral and further investigation initiated.