Pulwama: Police today in a statement said that Awantipora Police have arrested 04 persons involved in various terror activities in Tral & Awantipora area.
One Murtaza of Amlar Tral was arrested on a specific input and 01 Chinese Pistol with 02 Magazines and 08 Pistol rounds were recovered from his possession. Murtaza along with another person Aqib has come in contact with JeM militants operating in Tral/Awantipora area headed by one Khalid Bhai(Foreign militant).
The duo has been involved in arranging transport and logistics for the said group of JeM militants, who are involved in firing upon civilian Naseer Ahmad of Nowpora Tral and injuring him critically. The duo on the direction of the JeM Commander Khalid Bhai & Umar Bhai(both foreign militants) arranged explosive and other allied material for preparing and planting IED & planted IED on Tral- Lariyal road in March 2019 with the intention to trigger the IED on security forces vehicle.
The prepared IED was kept at Govt School Amlar Nowpora near Aqib’s house for two days before planting it. However, due to the lightning and heavy rains during the intervening night of 2nd of March,2019, the IED went off of its own due to short circuit of a trigger mechanism.
Murtaza along with his associate lobbed grenade on the residence of Dy.SP(OPs) Awantiproa on 3rd of March,2019, the grenade was provided to them by some group of JeM militants headed by Khalid Bhai & Umar Bhai(foreign militants). Both Murtaza and Aqib have been involved in motivating youth to join terror organizations.
They succeeded in motivating two youth, one from Zuvistan Tral and another from Nigeenpora Tral to join JeM terror organization in April 2019.
Irfan-ul-Haq of Gadli Khal Awantipora has also been in contact with same JeM group and obtained grenades from the same group. He lobbed grenade on CRPF Camp Awantipora and has been operating various Whatsapp groups and transferring/sharing incriminating material on the said Whatsapp groups with some outside country numbers too.