Baramulla Police,Army and CRPF have arrested two militants who had gone to Pakistan on valid Pakistani visa to obtain arms training there for undertaking terrorist activities in the valley. They had obtained their Passports specifically for the said purpose.These militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba were nabbed immediately after returning via Wagah-Attari border before they could formally join the militant ranks here in Kashmir. Those arrested are 1. Abdul Majeed Bhat s/o Habibullah Bhat R/O Mughalpora,Saloora Kreeri ( Passport No R3981036) 2. Mohammad Ashraf Mir s/o Ghulam Ahmad Mir R/O Nilla, Palpora ,Pattan ( Passport No N7084132). Case FIR Number 12/2018 under section 13 ULA(P) Act has been registered in Police Station Baramulla and investigation has been taken up.
On questioning the duo revealed that they had undergone terrorist training in Pakistan along with large number of Pakistani boys and most of them from Balochistan and as young as 10 years old.
The said terrorist camps are located near Burma Town, Islamabad ,Pakistan and being run by one terrorist commander operating under code name Hanzala Adanan and Omar. Other terrorists imparting training to young boys are operating with code names Osama,Naveed and Hataf. The arrested militants have been given Pakistani visas by Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.It’s pertinent to mention that for past couple of years police has unearthed several such modules who lure young boys to Pakistan to get trained and join militancy. In the past several such boys have been arrested and some of them killed in encounters.
On February 4th,2017 two militants namely1. Azharuddin alias Qazi R/O Natnusa,Kupwara and 2. Sajad Ahmad alias Babar R/O Duroo,Sopore got killed in an encounter in Amargarh,Sopore and both the killed militants had gone to Pakistan on valid visa to obtain terror training and subsequently joined militancy here and got killed.
One Suhaib Farooq Akhoon s/o Farooq Ahmad Akhoon R/O Khanpora,Baramulla has also visited Pakistan in August last year and acquired terrorist training in Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist camp and subsequently gone underground,joined militant ranks and is currently active.
One more militant Abdul Rashid Bhat R/O Krankshvan,Sopore was also arrested last year on 17th July by Baramulla police on who had also undergone training in Pakistan under similar circumstances.
Parents are requested to keep watch on their wards and their prolonged absence from home should be immediately reported to police so that lives of these boys are saved.