Security forces apprehend two OGWs, foil major terror plan to revive militancy in Doda

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BUNTY MAHAJAN

JAMMU, JANUARY 7: Security forces apprehended two over ground wokers from different places in hilly Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir and claimed to have foiled militants plan to revive terror in the area.

Identifying them as Farid Ahmed Naik of Doda and Ghulam Hussain of Gundana, both Doda district, sources said that they were apprehended following a specific tip off. The former was stated to be an employee of Jal Shakti Department, while the latter was a mason.

Sources said that Farid Naik during the coming months was planning to kill former militants who had surrendered in the past. In this connection, he was also in contact with with some jailed militants lodged in the high security Kot Bhalwal jail at Jammu, who were using virtual numbers for communicating through WhatsApp, they added.

In another incident, security forces apprehended an OGW Ghulam Hussain, saying that he was in contact with militant handlers in Pakistan and providing them logistic support and information. He was also receiving money from Pakistan via Dubai, they added.

Both the OGWs have been sent to judicial custody in Bhaderwah jail, sources said, adding that their apprehension has given a major setback to the efforts of militants and their handlers based in Pakistan to revive militancy in the hilly district.