After claiming the arrest of an overground worker of the TRF militant outfit in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday said that a first of its kind grenade was recovered from his possession.
Police said that the arrested OGW was tasked to recruit youth and to kill a newly elected Councillor. Police also said that the arrested OGW has faced four PSAs in the past.
In the morning, Baramulla police said that one of the most wanted OGW was arrested along with three Chinese grenades.
Addressing a news conference, Senior Superintendent Of Police (SSP), Baramulla, Abdul Qayoom, said that they arrested Asif Gull on 29th December. “He was under the police radar for the past eight months as he was involved in a grenade attack in Baramulla in August last year,” said Qayoom.
Terming the arrest as an achievement for security forces and police, the SSP said that the apprehended Asif Gull is involved in at least 29 FIRs in Baramulla, four at Sopore, and also was booked under four PSAs.
“Abid, his friend, a student enrolled at Jammu College went to Pakistan via Wagah Border by availing a Visa,” he said.
“First of its kind grenades have been recovered from Asif. In Jammu and Kashmir, no such recovery has been made so far by the security forces and all were kept within a bag full of charcoal covered with a plastic bottle to escape from the joint Naka,” the SSP said.
He also said that Asif Gull was recently tasked to kill a Councillor who won the elections held recently.