Hybrid militant, OGW arrested in Sopore :- Police

Srinagar: Police along with security forces on Tuesday claimed to have arrested one hybrid LeT militants and one OGW besides that arms and ammunition has been recovered from their possession.

In a statement the police said that at around 1900 hrs on Tuesday,bon the basis of specific information regarding movement of 2 suspected militants, joint parties of Police Component Rafiabad, 22 Rashtriya Rifles and 92 CRPF were conducting nakas/checking on multiple simultaneous MVCP Grid at Nowpora Six Way Junction, MRF Chowk, Bahrampora Bridge, Sonawani Bridge, and at Behrampora Seeloo Bridge.

“During the checking of vehicles at around 1930 hrs the naka party at Behrampora Seeloo bridge observed a suspecious movement of a vehicle towards Seelo in which 02 persons were boarded rushed and asked to stop, but they tried to flee from the spot.” The statement adds.

“The party assessed the situation and displayed extreme restraint and fire control in not opening fire. The individuals were tactfully apprehended by the Naka party.” It added.

“On carrying out spot interrogation the individuals disclosed that they were tasked to deliver a weapon and a hand grenade at Seelu which was planned to be used for targetted killing.” It adds further.

They identified them as Muzaffar Ah Dar son of Ghulam Nabi Dar resident of Pazalpura, Dangiwacha Soporeb and Sofi Ishaq Ahmad son of Mohammad Sultan Sofi resident of Amberpora, Tarzoo, Sopore.

“During the search 01 Pistol, 01 Pistol Magazine 8 Rounds and 1 hand grenade were recovered from the possession of Muzaffar Ahmed Dar and 01 Chinese Hand Grenade was recovered from Sofi Ishaq Ahmad, statement adds.

In this regard Case FIR 97/2022 U/S 7/25 I.A Act , 13,18,23 & 38 ULA (P) Act registered in Police Station Dangiwacha, Rafiabad and investigation is going on, it adds further.