2 militants nabbed: Police

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 2/4/2018 6:08:21 PM

SRINAGAR, Feb 3: Police today claimed that security forces arrested two militants who had gone to Pakistan on valid visas to get training in militancy.
A police spokesman said the two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were nabbed in Baramulla district during a joint operation by police and security forces.
He claimed that the militants had obtained their passports specifically for the purpose.
"These militants of Lashkar-e-Taiba were nabbed immediately after returning via the Wagah-Attari border before they could formally join the militant ranks here in Kashmir," he said, identifying the arrested as Abdul Majeed Bhat, resident of Kreeri, and Mohammad Ashraf Mir, from Pattan.
On questioning, the duo revealed "they underwent training in Pakistan along with a large number of Pakistani boys, most of whom were from Balochistan and as young as 10," the spokesperson said.
"The militant training camps are located near Burma Town, in Islamabad, and being run by a militant commander operating under code names Hanzala, Adanan and Omar. Other militants imparting training to young boys are operating with code names Osama, Naveed and Hataf," he said.
The arrested militants were given Pakistani visas by the Pakistan high commission in New Delhi, the spokesman said.
"Its pertinent to mention that in the past couple of years, police have unearthed several such modules that lure young boys to Pakistan to get trained and join militancy. In the past, several such boys have been arrested, while some of them were killed in encounters," he added.
A case was registered and an investigation underway, the official said.
"Parents are requested to keep watch on their wards. Their prolonged absence from home should be immediately reported to police so that lives of these boys can be saved," he added.



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