Srinagar: As security authorities uncovered two terror modules in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla area, they also detained a terrorist and eight of his associates, including two women, who were involved in cross-border smuggling of weapons and ammunition. At the direction of terrorist handlers stationed in Pakistan, the terrorist associates were involved in the cross-border smuggling of weapons and ammunition, which was then sent to Lashkar-e-Toiba militants for use in terrorist actions.Amod Nagpure, senior superintendent of police (SSP), Baramulla, provided details at a press conference, saying that on September 21, police learned through reliable sources that Yaseen Ahmad Shah, a resident of Janbazpora Baramulla, is missing from his home and has joined outlawed terror group LeT/TRF. The Resistance Front, often known as TRF, is the LeT’s covert wing. According to Nagpure, an investigation was launched after a case was filed.The security forces captured the terrorist on September 22 after receiving the information based on human/technical intelligence during mobile vehicle check-point (MVCP) checking at Tapper Pattan. According to the SSP, he was found to be in possession of incriminating items, weapons, and ammunition, including a pistol, a pistol magazine, and eight live rounds. When questioned, Shah identified his other companion as Takiya Wagoora resident Parvaiz Ahmad. As a result, security forces conducted a raid on his home before making the arrest, according to the SSP.Two hand grenades were also found in his hands following his admission, he continued. The SSP claimed that the following day, during the terrorist’s further interrogation and in response to his disclosure, a pistol, a pistol magazine, and eight live bullets were once more found in his Janbazpora home. Two hand grenades were found in their hands when Shah revealed the names of his female friends, Nigeena and Aafreena alias Aayat, residents of Patpora Shalteng Srinagar and Vijipora Hajin, respectively. The identities of two further associates that Shah and Ahmad revealed following further questioning on Monday were Showkat Ahmad Malik and Mudasir Ahmad Rather, both of Takiya Wagoora, according to the police officer. A Chinese grenade, a revolver, a pistol magazine, and eight live bullets were found in their hands after their discovery, he claimed. According to the inquiry, the terrorist and his five accomplices planned to carry out terrorist actions in Baramulla and the surrounding areas while acting under the orders of handlers in Pakistan, the SSP continued.
A case has been registered under the UA(P) and Arms Act, and further investigation is ongoing. Three LeT terrorist affiliates were detained as part of another operation, according to the SSP, which led to the discovery of a terror module. Security forces observed two suspicious individuals travelling from Dachi towards Paranpeelan Bridge while conducting checks at the bridge, Nagpure said. The two attempted to leave as soon as they were aware of the naka party, but they were skilfully caught. In the course of their investigation, they found two Glock pistols, four pistol magazines, two pistol silencers, five Chinese grenades, and 29 live pistol rounds. Zaid Hassan Malla, a resident of Mir Sahib Baramulla, and Mohammad Arif Channa, a resident of Stadium Colony Baramulla, were apprehended and have since been recognised. According to the authorities, the terrorist associates were involved in the cross-border shipment of weapons and ammunition to LeT militants for use in terrorist acts at the behest of Pakistan-based terrorist handlers. A case was filed under the UA (P) Act and the Indian Arms Act, and an inquiry was started. They revealed the identity of their associate over the course of the investigation as Surankote Poonch resident Aftaar Ahmad Lohar, who was subsequently detained, the SSP added.