Thu. Sep 21st, 2023

Srinagar- In a joint operation, the J-Ok Police together with the Assam Rifles and CRPF busted a terror module in North Kashmir’s Bandipora and efficiently foiled the nefarious designs of Pakistan-based terror handlers in reviving militancy within the district, officers mentioned on Saturday.

Based on particular info generated by J&Ok Police concerning the motion of a hybrid terrorist, a checkpoint was established within the Dardgund space on Friday, the police mentioned.

“At the checkpoint, a suspicious person who on noticing the joint party tried to flee but was apprehended, ” it added.

One pistol, a pistol journal, eight rounds and different incriminating materials have been recovered from the possession of Shafayat Zubair Rishi of Nesbal Sumbal.

“During questioning, the accused disclosed that he was on his way to collect a cache of arms and ammunition from Munira Begum, the wife of slain terrorist and area commander Yousuf Choupan, in Pazalpora area, ” the police mentioned.

“Pertinently, the accused was in contact with Pakistan-based terror handler Mushtaq Ahmad Mir who exfiltrated to the neighbouring nation in 1999 and was engaged on reviving terrorists within the district.

“He was also involved in the 2000 Kothibagh IED blast in which 14 people, including 12 police personnel, were killed and had remained associated with the Hizbul Mujahideen and later with the Al-Badr terror outfit, ” the police mentioned, including that Shafayat was additionally concerned in burning an Army car in Sumbal in 2009 and was out on bail within the mentioned case.

On the disclosure of Munira Begum, a cache of arms and ammunition, together with one Krinkov AK-47 rifle, three magazines, 90 rounds and one pen pistol that was to be delivered to Shafait Resh, i used to be recovered from the close by forest space.

“During questioning, it was also revealed that Munira has also gone to Pakistan twice, ” the police mentioned.

“Shafayat also admitted that he was about to receive Rs 47 lakhs for the revival of terrorists. Later, this money was to be handed over to someone as per the requirement and directions of his across handler Mushtaq Ah Mir.”

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