Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested four alleged overground workers is linked to a militancy case in the summer capital of Srinagar.
A police spokesman said that on the basis of reliable intelligence input, it was found that the militant group The Resistance Front is being run by handlers based in Pakistan.
Two active militants Basit Ahmed Dar of Redwani in Kulgam and Momin Gulzar of Eidgah in Srinagar are using the network of OGWs in the Valley, police said, claiming that these cadres are providing logistic support and are harboring these militants in the valley.
Accordingly, police said that a case was registered in Police Station Kothibagh.
Police said that four hardcore OGWs have been arrested in the case so far and identified them as Basharat Ahmed Pampori of Maidanpora, Adil Shafi Bhat from Daresh Kadal, Muzamil Fayaz Sofi of Kaksarai, and Adil Mushtaq Mirof Bagh-e-Sundar Payeen.
“These OGWs were also found to be involved in creating content of the threatening posters issued by TRF from time to time. Through these posters they aimed to threaten govt employees, police, and non-local businessmen,” the spokesperson claimed.
The four Srinagar residents, police said, had also recently provided logistic support to three militants Momin Gulbar, Arif Ahmed Hazar, and one foreign militant, and also facilitated them in carrying out attacks in Srinagar city.”