In a well-coordinated operation, the Kulgam Police, in collaboration with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), has successfully dismantled two terrorist cells operating in the region. This operation resulted in the apprehension of five individuals who are believed to have affiliations with the Pakistan-based terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). According to officials, the operation also led to the recovery of a significant cache of firearms and ammunition.
The five individuals who have been taken into custody have been identified as Aadil Hussain Wani, Suhail Ahmad Dar, Aitmad Ahmad Laway, Mehraj Ahmad Lone, and Sabzar Ahmad Khaar. As per reports, a substantial quantity of arms and ammunition was confiscated from their possession, which included two pistols, three hand grenades, one Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL), two pistol magazines, 12 pistol rounds, and 21 AK-47 rounds.
This successful operation underscores the continued efforts of law enforcement agencies to root out and neutralize terrorist cells and their activities in the region. The close cooperation between Kulgam Police and the CRPF has proven instrumental in maintaining peace and security in the area, while also preventing potential acts of terror.
The seizure of firearms and ammunition from the arrested individuals highlights the importance of proactive measures to curb the proliferation of illegal weapons and prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. Such operations are crucial in maintaining law and order, as well as ensuring the safety and security of the local population.
The individuals arrested will likely face legal proceedings as their alleged affiliations with a banned terrorist organization and possession of arms and ammunition raise serious concerns about their intentions and potential threats to national security. Meanwhile, the security forces remain vigilant in their efforts to thwart any further terrorist activities in the region.
"In this regard, a case under relevant sections of law stands has been registered at Qaimoh and Police Station," ANI quoted police as saying.
According to reports, further inquiries and investigations into the matter are currently underway. This crackdown on terror modules follows an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, which ended on its seventh day. As per authorities, the operation concluded following the recovery of the body of local terrorist Uzair Khan. Meanwhile, law enforcement officials have stated that the search operation will persist, as there are still many areas left to be cleared.
"The search operation will continue as many areas are still left...We would appeal to the public to not go there because there are many grenades there. We had information about two to three terrorists. It's possible that we find the third body somewhere that's why we will complete the search operation. We found the body of the LeT Commander and retrieved it, we could also spot another body...We're looking for the third body," ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said, speaking to reporters.
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