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6 Jaish-e-Mohammad activists held in Tral operation; says police

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Srinagar: Police on Monday claimed to have busted a module of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit by arresting six of its activists along with the “incriminating material” from Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

“Acting on a specific information, Awantipora police along with 42 RR and CRPF, in a joint operation in Tral, busted a criminal network involving JeM outfit who were involved in recruiting youth into the militant ranks,” a statement issued to GNS said.

They were involved in providing logistic support and facilitating movement of militants in the general area of Tral, the spokesman claimed, adding that on their disclosure incriminating materials have been recovered from their possession.

The spokesman identified the activists as Ghulam Nabi Shah son of Ghulam Qadir Shah resident of Gang Tral, Ishfaq Sameer Sheikh son of Ghulam Nabi Sheikh resident of Takiya Gulab Bagh, Irfan Ahmad Mir son of Mushtaq Ahmad Mir resident of Batagund, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Salam Bhat resident of Batagund, Bashir Ahmad Sheikh son of Ama Sheikh resident of Khangund and Junaid Rashid Bhat son of Abdul Rashid Bhat resident of Nowdal, Tral.

In this regard, a case FIR number 23/2018 under section 18, 18B, 20, 39 ULA (P) Act stands registered in Police Station Tral and the investigation has been taken up, the spokesman added.

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