In yet another press brief Sopore police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested eleven over ground workers including two active militants in northern region of Kashmir.
SSP Sopore Harmeet Singh Metha while interacting with media reporters said that eleven OGW including two active militants were held in an joint operation by MARCOS, CRPF And Police at Watlab area of Bandipora.
SSP Sopore Harmeet Singh Metha said that after proper investigation all arrested identified as OGW of Hibz millitant outfit whose mission was to motivate youths in north Kashmir towards militancy ranks.
He said that among arrested Over Ground Workers two were identified as active militants of Hibz and were active in south Kashmir since long.
The two active militants have been identified as Mushtaq Ahmed Chopan @ Haroon son of Ghulam Mohammad Chopan resident of Wagad Tral, Shija _ul_din Shiekh son of Ghulam Mahiddin Shiekh resident of Dadsara Tral, SSP added.
He said that after proper investigation we have arrested more over ground workers who identified as Irshad Ahmed Lone Son of Ab Rashid Lone resident of Seer Tral, Humaiz resident of Kupwara, Tajamul Islam Shah son of Mohammad Maqbool Shah resident of Dangerpora Sopore, Syed Tamiz u din son of Syed Mohiuddin resident of Dangerpora Sopore, Ghulam Nabi Mir son of Mohammad Akbar Mir resident of Iqbal Nagar Sopore, Mudasir Ahmed Mir son of Mohammad Akbar Mir resident of Iqbal Nagar Sopore, Saleem Ahmed Beigh son of Mushtaq Ahmed Beigh resident of Sheikh Sahib Sopore, Muzamil Ahmed Ganie son of Ghulam Hassan Ganai resident of Shiekh Sahib Sopore and Showket Ahmed Kaboo son of Ali Mohammad Kaboo resident of Arampora Sopore.
While huge quantity of arms and ammunition were also recovered from them Mehta added which includes one AK 47 rifle, AK Magazine one, AK rounds 15, One pistol, Pistol Magazine one, Pistol rounds 03, and hand grenade 1, while Incriminating documents, letter pads, posters, recruitment forms, mobile phones of Hibz militant and Jashe militant outfit were recovered from them.
He said a case FIR no. 10/2018 under section 7/25 A stands in police station Sopore and further investigation is going on.
SSP Sopore Dr Harmeet Singh Metha while answering the question regarding the active militants in the Sopore belt, he said that 15_20 militants are active in part of Sopore belt.