4 OGWs of TRF outfit arrested in Srinagar: Police

Srinagar, Feb 16 (KNS): Srinagar police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested four OGWs of TRF militant outfit from Srinagar. 

In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a spokesperson said that on the basis of reliable intelligence input, it was found that TRF is active in J&K and is being orchestrated by handlers based in Pakistan. 

The statement reads that two active militants namely Basit Ahmed Dar of Redwani Kulgam and Momin Gulzar of Eidgah Srinagar are using the network of over ground workers in the valley for subversive activities. 

“These OGWs are providing logistic support and are harbouring these militants in Kashmir valley. Accordingly, Case a case under FIR No 10/2022 U/Sections 13,18,38,39 of Unlawful activities prevention act, section 120B of IPC was registered in Police Station Kothibagh,” it reads. 

It reads that four hardcore OGWs namely Basharat Ahmed Pampori son of Basir Ahmed Pampori, Adil Shafi Bhat son of Mohammad Shafi Bhat, Muzamil Fayaz Sofi son of Fayaz Ahmed Sofi and Adil Mushtaq Mir son of Mushtaq Ahmed Mir—all residents of Srinagar, were arrested. 

“These OGWs were also found to be involved in creating content of the threatening posters issued by TRF time to time. Through these posters they aimed to threaten government employees, Police, Armed Forces, elected PRls and non-local businessmen and to cause disaffection against the state.” 

It reads that it was also found that they had recently provided logistic support to three militants namely Momin Gulbar, Arif Ahmed Hazar and one foreign militant by providing them shelter and also facilitated them in carrying out attacks in Srinagar city. 

“Further investigation is continuing so as to identify other OGWs involved in this network.” (KNS)

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