February 2018 News

After Obtaining Visa, Two Kashmiris Receive Arms Training In Pakistan: Police

3 February 2018
Rising Kashmir

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Police Saturday arrested two locals of Baramulla allegedly for receiving arms training in Pakistan after obtaining a valid visa from Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi. In a statement the police said that the due had gone to Pakistan on a valid visa. 'They had gone to Pakistan on valid Pakistani visa to obtain arms training for undertaking militant activities in the Valley. They had obtained passports specifically for arms training,' Police said. Police said that both the locals were affiliated with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit. 'Both of them were arrested immediately after returning via Wagah-Attari border,' Police said. They have been identified as Abdul Majeed Bhat S-O Habibullah Bhat R-O Mughalpora, Saloora Kreeri having passport no R3981036). Mohammad Ashraf Mir S-O Ghulam Ahmad Mir R-O Nilla, Palpora, Pattan having passport no N7084132. Police said that on questioning, the duo revealed that they had 'undergone arms training' in Pakistan along with 'large number of Pakistani boys' most of them from Balochistan and as young as 10-years-old. 'The militant camps are located near Burma Town, Islamabad in Pakistan and being run by commander operating under code name Hanzala Adanan and Omar. 'Other militants imparting training to young boys are operating with code names Osama, Naveed and Hataf,' police said. The statement added that for past couple of years police has unearthed several such modules who lure young boys to Pakistan to get trained and join militancy. 'In the past several such boys have been arrested and some of them killed in encounters,' it said. On February 4, 2017 two militants namely Azharuddin alias Qazi R-O Natnusa, Kupwara and Sajad Ahmad alias Babar R-O Duroo, Sopore got killed in an encounter in Amargarh, Sopore and both the killed militants had gone to Pakistan on valid visa to obtain training and subsequently joined militancy here and got killed. Suhaib Farooq Akhoon S-O Farooq Ahmad Akhoon R-O Khanpora, Baramulla has also visited Pakistan in August last year and acquired training in Lashkar-e-Toiba camp and subsequently gone underground, joined militant ranks and is currently active. One more militant Abdul Rashid Bhat R-O Krankshvan, Sopore was also arrested last year on 17th July by Baramulla police on who had also undergone training in Pakistan under similar circumstances. Police also advised parents to keep watch on their wards and their prolonged absence from home should be immediately reported to police so that lives of these boys are saved.