Shopian: Three persons, including two constables of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, have been arrested on charges of providing ammunition to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants from Shopian district.
The third arrested has been deemed to be an over-ground worker (OGW) by the police. He has been identified as Adil Ahmed Negroo and was caught near Circuit House Shopian. The police said that they recovered 20 live rounds of AK-47 from his possession on October 9, a report in Greater Kashmir said.
A police official said, “He is a strong OGW of active militant Waseem Wagay alias Saifullah and Ishfaq Thoker alias Abrar of the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit.”
“On being interrogated, the OGW revealed that he and his friend namely Mudasir Ahmad Mir of Okay village in Kulgam had received 40 rounds of AK-47 from one constable Shabir Ahmad Malik of Amshipora in Shopian, who was presently posted in Ganderbal district. Malik had received the same from another constable Nazir Ahmad Najar of Kulgam, who was currently posted in Kot DPL Shopian”, the police official added.
Both constables Shabir Ahmad Malik and Nazir Ahmad Najar have been arrested and FIRs lodged against them. Further investigation into the case is going on.