Srinagar: On specific inputs, Awantipora police along with security forces busted three militant modules operating in the area and made several arrests in this regard, Police said.
The joint team arrested five members of the module who were identified as Rizwan Ahmad Pandit, head of the module, son of Assad-ul-laha Pandit resident of Awantipora, Shahid Manzoor son of Manzoor Ahmad Pinchoo resident of Jawbara Awantipora, Zahid Ahmad son of Nisar Ahmad Dar resident of Redwani Kulgam, Mohammad Hussain son of Mohammad Abdullaha Rather resident of Nowpora Arwani and Manzoor Ahmad Dar soon of Ghulam Hassan resident of Nowpora Arwani.
Investigation so far reveals that Rizwan was the main motivator to recruit the youth towards militantcy and played key role in joining of Ufaid Farooq Lone son of Farooq Ahmad Lone resident of Awantipora in terrorist ranks from Awantipora Town.
They were also involved in carrying UBGL attacks on NHW. Moreover, they also provide vital information about movement of Security Forces to militants, police said
In another instance, the joint team busted second militant module by arresting two members of the module. They were identified as Shahwaiz Ahmad Wani son of Showkat Ahmad Wani and Towseef Ahmad Bhat son of Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, both residents of Chersoo. Both of them were involved in arranging and providing Arms & ammunition to terrorists in South Kashmir.
The joint team in another instance busted third module and arrested two of its members. They were identified as Gowhar Ahmad Dar son of Ali Mohammad Dar resident of Renzipora and Showkat Ahmad son of Ghulam Mohammad resident of Khiram. On their questioning they disclosed the locations of hideouts at Tahab Pulwama, Khallan and Khiram which were accordingly busted and destroyed.
A huge quantity of Arms and Ammunition including incriminating material was recovered.
All of them have been booked under relevant section of laws and investigation has been initiated.