War on terror 28 OGWs arrested, one militant surrendered in past month

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 29: Intensifying its fight against terrorists J&K Police along with Army and other security forces have taken various steps in the Kashmir valley. As a result of this six terror modules were busted in the past one month. The coordinated efforts by the forces have mounted tremendous pressure on the terrorists and their OGWs, leading to the arrest of 28 over ground workers (OGWs).

Awantipora Police busted a terror module with the arrest of three persons involved in pasting of threat posters in Ladoo area of the district. Threat posters of proscribed outfit Hizbul-ul-Mujahideen and Lashker-e-Toiba were recovered from their possession. Two OGWs were also arrested by Ganderbal Police from Naranag area. Arms, ammunitions were also recovered from their possession.

Sopore Police busted a huge module by arresting ten OGWs of terror outfit LeT, by arresting four OGWs along with incriminating materials at Chatloora Gund Malraj Crossing Rafiabad. They were involved in intimidation and threatings to the general public. Similarly six OGWs of LeT poster module was also busted. They were involved in arson incidents and publishing threat posters in the area. Two hand grenades were also recovered from the possession of the OGWs arrested at Bypass Crossing.

In another major success, Pulwama Police busted a module of militant associates responsible for carrying out blasts in the area by arresting four OGWs. The arrested persons were involved in the IED blast in Arihal area of Pulwama.

On November 25, 2019 Baramulla Police foiled an attempt to target the recruitment process of Special Police Officers (SPOs) in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Four OGWs were arrested alongwith grenades. The arrested persons had procured the grenades with their ulterior motive to attack recruitment rally of SPOs in the district. By the arrest of these OGWs a big terror incident was foiled.

Kulgam Police and other forces during a joint operation arrested three OGWs who were involved in motivating youth to join militancy.

One OGW namely Bashir Ganie a notorious law and order instigator wanted by Srinagar Police for his involvement in organizing protests in Anchar area of Srinagar was arrested. He was the kingpin and was wanted in various criminal/terror cases. He was arrested by the Police and his arrest was a great success for Srinagar Police.

Meanwhile, one terrorist also surrendered before the Pulwama Police and one OGW of JeM outfit was arrested from Srinagar.