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Kashmir: Ten militant associates arrested in Tral, Khrew, say police

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Large quantities of incriminating materials were recovered from the module in Khrew

Srinagar: Two modules of Hizbul Mujahideen and Jaish-e-Mohammad militant outfits were busted by arresting ten of their associates in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, the Jammu and Kashmir police said Monday.

A police spokesman said that a special team was constituted in view of recent “surge” in militant attacks in Tral.

“A special team was constituted to investigate these cases and on the basis of material evidence collected, four persons identified as Younis Nabi Naik son of Ghulam Nabi Naik resident of Pinglish, Fayaz Ahmad Wani son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Wani resident of Reshipora, Riyaz Ahmad Ganaie son of Mohammad Ramzan Ganaie resident of Nigeenpora and Bilal Ahmad Rather son of Ghulam Rasool resident of Hafoo Nigeenpora were taken into custody,” he said.

He said the investigation into the cases revealed their complicity in the attacks carried out in Tral area of South Kashmir.

The spokesman said that another module was busted in Khrew area of Pampore in which six associates of JeM were arrested.

Those arrested, he said, were identified as Javaid Ahmad Parray son of Mohammad Shaban resident of Bethan Khrew, Yasir Bashir Wani son of Bashir Ahmad Wani resident of Babapora Khrew, Tahir Yousuf Lone son of Mohammad Yousuf Lone resident of Khrew, Rafiq Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Ahmad resident of Sharshali Khrew, Javaid Ahmad Khanday son of Ghulam Ahmad Khanday resident of Khrew and Imran Nazir son of Nazir Ahmad Najar resident of Mandakpaul Naimsaab Khrew.

“Huge quantity of incriminating materials was recovered from this module, including gelatin sticks, detonators, materials for making IEDs and grenades,” said the spokesman.

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