4 militants apprehended alive, 02 in live action


LeT module busted, 06 OGWs arrested.
Huge caches of Arms, Ammunition recovered.
Killers of three innocents of Baramulla arrested.
_There are no un-identified gun_ _men but militants killing_ _innocents
The Incident:-
On 30th April,2018 at about 2035 hours, 3 civilians namely
1. Haseeb Nabi Khan S/O Gh. Nabi Khan R/O Kakar Hamam Baramulla.
2. Irfan Ahmad Sheikh aka Asif Ahmad Sheikh S/O Ali Mohd Sheikh R/O Syed Kareem Baramulla.
3. Mohd Asgar Sheikh aka Afsar Khan  S/O Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh R/O Kakar Hamam Baramulla.
were killed by the terrorists in Iqbal Market Baramulla. Initial eye witness accounts of the  crime suggested that three to four militants were involved in the commission of this heinous crime  who had  escaped towards Drangbal-Hajibal forest area.
Action by Police/Security Forces:-
Immediately after that multiple parties of Police, Army and CRPF were launched in the area in multiple directions to track the culprits. The whole area from  Hajibal  forest area to Drangbal stone quarries  including Kirmani Colony Drangbal were put under continues surveillance for many days .  Thereafter suspicious movement was observed by one of the security force parties deployed in the area and thereafter an operation was launched in Hajibal-Drangbal forest area.
While zeroing in the target area, the militants fired towards the Army/Police columns, the terrorists were chased and one terrorist was overpowered and captured alive in live action in injured condition.
 The militant  was immediately given medical treatment and the hideout in which  04 militants had been hiding was busted and  recovery of arms and ammunition was made. One more militant Bilal Ahmad Najar aka Sameer S/O Gh. Ahmad Najar R/O Banglow Bagh Baramulla was apprehended near cremation ground of Sikh Community located in the same area being overpowered by teams of Police Army and CRPF.
After questioning of the terrorists, the involvement of  Lashkar-e-Toiba militant organization was established in commission of heinous crime of killing of 3 innocent civilians. During investigation, it has surfaced that following militants were involved in the killing
1. Suhaib Farooq Akhoon aka Abu Huraira S/O Farooq Ahmad Akhoon R/O Khanpora.

2. Ajaz Ahmad Gojri aka Abu Umair S/O Ab. Rehman R/O  Jami Mohalla Baramulla (apprehended)
3. Bilal Ahmad Najar aka Abu-Sameer S/O  Ghulam Ahmad Najar R/O Banglow Bagh Baramulla (apprehended).

It also surfaced that Bilal Ahmad Najar S/O Gh. Ahmad Najar R/O Banglow Bagh Baramulla has actually tracked the movement of  3 deceased  civilians, and was assigned the task of  identification  and spotting the  victims. 
Three militants Suhaib Akhoon and Aijaz Gojree opened fire by AK series rifles while as Bilal Najar used a Chinese pistol to commit the triple murder. As all of these terrorists are locals of Baramulla they were spotted by eye witnesses who reported to Police and Army.
The Pakistani suspected to be involved in these murders in initial eye witness accounts turned out to be Aijaz Gojri who had changed his appearance.
All the weapons of offence, i.e. 02 AK rifles and one pistol have been recovered and empty cartridges recovered from the scene of crime have same markings as of those of live cartridges recovered from the apprehended militants and their hideout.
After commission of crime, the 4 militants fled from the   spot in a sliver colour Alto Car bearing registration number JK01J-0010 provided to them by one Uzair Amin Bhat S/O Mohd Amin Bhat R/O Chesti Colony Baramulla  who has  been arrested  alongwith vehicle  in the instant case. 
Out of the three civilians killed names of two had figured in threatening video issued by Lashkar in year 2016 from old town Baramulla during unrest.
 During sustained interrogation of  these  arrested militants, the  Police and SFs were also able to unearth an  LeT module operating in Sopore-Baramulla belt and in all 4 active militants of the  LeT militant organization have been apprehended alongwith  06 other Over Ground Workers (OGWs).
 Multiple raids by Police,Army and CRPF in Sopore and Baramulla areas were launched to bust the terror modules.
 One Kingpin of the module namely  Nadeem Ahmad Dar aka Abu Osama R/O  Nowpora Kalan Sopore alongwith Suhaib Akhoon had been the main motivators and commanders  of the group. Nadeem aka Abu Osama had provided all assistance to these terrorists  in commission of crime as well as supply of weapons to the terrorists.He has also transported them to Baramulla from Sopore in white Santro car on April 25th. The vehicle has also been recovered.He has been in direct contact with a Pakistani  terrorist  of LeT Hanzulla Adnan based in Pakistan.
 During this investigation Police and Security forces were also successful to  solve the  cases of two grenade attacks on Police Station Baramulla by apprehending one Naseer Ahmad Mochi R/O Amargrah Sopore. He was provided grenades on two occasions by apprehended terrorist Ajaz  Ahmad Gojri and  subsequently lobed by him on Police Station  Baramulla on 2.12.2017 and 22.01.2018 in which two policemen had got injured.
Besides a huge recovery of household material, equipment and vehicle, following  war like store were recovered  from the possession of militants and hideout:-
1-AK Rifles           = 02 Nos
2-Pistol Chinese     = 02 Nos
3-Hand grenades   = 04 Nos
4-AK ammunition   = 50 Rounds
5-AK Magazine      = 04 No’s
6-Pistol Magzines   = 02 No’s
During interrogation of these terrorists it also surfaced Birth LeT militant handlers in Pakistan had given  clear instructions to them to create atmosphere of terror in  North Kashmir Range by eliminating as many civilians as possible. This  also explains the killings that had taken place in  other parts of North Kashmir  i.e. Hajin and Sopore done by Lashkar-e-Toiba militants.
The two  militant involved in crime had joined militant ranks in October-November 2017 while as the third one joined after murdering three boys on April 30th. The group along with other terrorists in Sopore-Handwara belt are commanded by one Pakistani terrorist operating by code name Abu-Maaz. Other prominent terrorist of the group Suhaib Akhoon had gone to Pakistan in July last year on Passport and visa from Pakistan High Commission and had obtained terrorist training in LeT camp based in Faisalabad Pakistan. After returning back via Wagah border he formally joined the LeT group here.
 Police and Security forces are thankful to general public for providing valuable timely inputs that helped to solve the heinous case of triple murder and busting of terror module.