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Handwara-Narco Militancy Case: NIA arrests four drug traffickers

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‘21 kg Heroin, cash worth Rs 1.36 lakh seized’

(Asian News Hub) – National Investigating Agency (NIA) Monday arrested four drug traffickers in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district in connection with Handwara narco-militancy case.

In a statement issued, NIA arrested  four drug traffickers namely— Altaf Ahmed Shah son of Muhammad Afzal Shah R/o Dangherpora , P/S- Kheer Bhawani, Ganderbal, Kashmir ;  Showkat Ahmad Parray s/o Abdul Salam Parray r/o Parray Mohalla, Wangipora Sumbal, District Bandipora, J&K;  Mudasir Ahmad Dar s/o Ghulam Mohammad Dar r/o Wanduna, Shopian, Amin Allaie alias Hilal Mir s/o Hazi Ghulam Mohi-u-din Allie Near Petrol Pump, Shan-e-Kashmir National Highway Sangam, Tehsil & PS Bijbehera, District Anantnag, J&K, from Srinagar in connection with the case pertaining to seizure of 21 kg of Heroin and cash amount of Rs.1,35,89,850/- from the members of a drugs syndicate operating in J&K.

The statement said that the case was initially registered as FIR No. 183/2020 dated 11.06.2020 at Police station Handwara, district Kupwara J&K wherein during checking of vehicles at Kairo Bridge, Handwara, accused Abdul Momin Peer’s Hyundai Creta vehicle was intercepted by police at a naka and during search Rs. 20 Lakhs along with two Kgs Heroin was recovered and seized.

“NIA had re-registered the case as RC-03/2020/NIA/JMU on 23.06.2020 and taken up the investigation.  Chargesheet was filed in the instant case on 05.12.2020 against six accused persons in the NIA special court, Jammu,” he said.

It said that the investigations so far has revealed that the accused persons were involved in cross-border smuggling of heroin in huge quantities from Pakistan and were supplying the same in J&K and other parts of the country.

“They were also in regular communication with the operatives of proscribed militant organisations Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), using encrypted chat platforms. The proceeds of sale were being used to finance the activities of militant organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba operating in the Kashmir,” the statement said. “The arrested accused were produced before the CJM Court in Srinagar today and have been taken on transit remand for 03 days,” the statement said.

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In 3 hours; two LeT (TRF) militants killed in Pulwama, Sgr encounters: Police

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Militant killed in Pulwama was involved in killing of PDD employee at Batamaloo; Slain at Bemina encounter had killed SI Arshid at Khanyar, both slain locals; now only 3 militants active from Sgr district; 11 militants killed in 8 encounters this month: IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar

(Asian News Hub) – Jammu and Kashmir police Friday said that two Lashkar-e-Toiba (TRF) militants were killed in two separate encounters in southern Pulwama and Srinagar, who were involved in the killing of a civilian and probationary sub-inspector.

A police officer told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that based on a specific input, police, army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in village Wahibugh area of Pulwama. “During the search operation, when the suspected house where the militant was hiding, was zeroed-in, repeated offers of surrender were made. But the militant fired indiscriminately at the forces triggering a gun-battle,” he said. “In the ensuing encounter, one militant identified as Shahid Bashir Shiekh, resident of Habba Kadal, Srinagar was killed and his body retrieved from the site of encounter.” The officer said that slain militant had joined militancy recently and was linked with Lashkar-e-Toiba (TRF). Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar told KNO that slain militant Shahid was involved in the killing of civilian and PDD employee Muhammad Shafi Dar of Batamaloo, Srinagar. “We have recovered an AK-47 riffle from the slain militant,” the IGP said.

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About the second encounter, police said based on a specific input by police about the presence of a militant at Hamdaniya Colony Bemina area of Srinagar, an operation was launched by the police in the area. “During the search operation, the hiding militant was asked to surrender but he fired at the forces triggering an encounter,” a police official said, adding that “In the ensuing encounter, one militant identified as Tanzeel Ahmed, a resident of Haba Kadal, Srinagar.

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He said that the slain Tanzeel was involved in the killing of Probationary Sub Inspector Arshid Ashraf at Khanyar, Srinagar on September 12. The Kashmir police chief said that Shahid and Tanzil were also “collaborators in recent killings of a chemist and two teachers in the city.” The IGP Kashmir said that after recent civilian killings, Srinagar based militants had shifted to South Kashmir “but we continued to track their movements and managed to zero in on them today.”

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“Now only three militants are active as two have been killed today. We are after the remaining three and will soon get them,” the IGP said, both the encounters took place within a span of three hours. “Both operations are over and two-AK-47 rifles have been recovered from the two slain militants,” he said.

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Militant killed in Bemina Sgr

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(Asian News Hub) – One militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter that broke out between forces and militants in Bemina area of Srinagar.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), officials said that a militant has been killed while the operation is still on in the area.

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“#Encounter has started at #Bemina area of #Srinagar. Srinagar Police on the job. Further details shall follow,” Kashmir Police Zone tweeted.

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Militant from Sgr involved in recent civilian killings killed in Pulwama gunfight: IGP

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(Asian News Hub) – Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar Friday said that a militant from Srinagar, who was involved in recent civilian killings has been killed in Pulwama gunfight.

According to reports the gunfight broke out between forces and militants in Wahibugh area after a joint team of Police, Army’s 50 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

Killed #terrorist has been identified as Shahid Basir Sheikh of #Srinagar. He was involved in recent #killing of #civilian (Mohd Safi Dar, PDD Deptt’s staff) on 2/10/21. AK 47 rifle was used in his killing. One AK rifle along with Mag/Amn recovered: IGP Kashmir, Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.

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