Srinagar: Acting on a specific input, Jammu Kashmir Police along with 53 RR and CRPF on Sunday arrested three terror associates in Budgam.
Identified as Mohammad Yousuf Dar alias Janbaz kashmiri, Abdul Majeed Mir alias Majid , both residents of Chewdara Beerwah , besides Reyaz Ahmad Basmati of Safakadal Srinagar, they were affiliated with banned terror outfit LeT. They were also working for other militant outfits viz Tehreek ul Mujahideen.
Two handgrenades, 25 rounds of AK-47 rifle, four detonators, mobile phones used to contact with Pakistani handlers, threat posters and other incriminating material were recovered from them. They have been booked in case FIR No. 11/2021 under relevant sections ULA (P) and I.A Act of P/S Beerwah.
These terror associates were operating in Budgam and Srinagar Districts with the aim to target newly elected DDC members and disrupt elections. They were in touch with handlers in Pakistan viz Sheikh, Usman, Tariq, Haftullah and others.
These terror associates in garb of securing admissions in Pakistani educational institutions, were managing contacts with Pakistan based terror handlers in order to recruit terrorists and revive militancy in Budgam. They were also involved in several grenade attacks in district Srinagar.The terror associates disclosed that their motive was to recycle the ex-militants and target DDCs, security forces and political workers. This group has also been active in issuing threat letters to political workers in recent past, the same have also been recovered from them.
Their nefarious designs of disrupting democratic process and harming peace loving citizens on behalf of Pakistan based handlers has been thwarted due to timely action by Budgam police and security forces.