Police arrests 06 terrorist associates in Kulgam _Huge cache of arms & ammunition, incriminating materials recovered_

February 03:``Police along with Army (9RR) have arrested 06 terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit JeM in Kulgam and recovered incriminating materials including huge cache of arms & ammunition.

On the basis of specific information regarding carrying out of subversive activities in Mirhama and Damhal Hanjipora areas of district Kulgam, 06 terrorist associates were arrested in a joint operation by Kulgam police & Army (9RR). They have been identified as Shahid Ahmad Padder @Jeela son of Ghulam Ahmad Padder, Ubaid Ahmad Itoo son of Mushtaq Ahmad Itoo, Aabid Mushtaq @Raju son of Mushtaq Ahmad Naik, residents of Mirhama, Danish Ahmad Dar son of Azad Ahmad Dar resident of D.H Pora, Nawaz Ahmad Ganie son of Mohd Abdullah Ganie resident of Dangerpora and Kifayat Ahmad Lone @Rinku son of Mohd Maqbool Lone resident of Mohammadpora.

On their instance, huge cache of arms & ammunition including 01 Pistol, 01 Pistol Magazine, 18 Pistol rounds, 01 Hand Grenade, 04 UBGL Shells, 02 Motor Shells, 30 AK-47 rounds, 446 M4 rounds, 08 M4 Magazines, 01 AK-47 Magazine, 01 Insas Magazine, 01 Wireless Set, 04 Walky Talky and other incriminating materials have been recovered.

During preliminary investigation, it surfaced that the arrested terrorist associates were linked with proscribed terror outfit JeM and were in touch with terror handlers across border via various social media platforms. The arrested accused persons were hell bent to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere in district Kulgam by way of grenade attacks, intimidating innocent civilians, standoff fire attacks on PRI members, minority communities etc.

In this connection, a case FIR No. 01/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station DH Pora, Kulgam. Further investigation into the case is in progress to expose the broader conspiracy.```