Srinagar, Aug 21: A separatist guerrilla module has been busted in the Srinagar capital city with the arrest of two Kashmir Islamic Movement militants, and a huge cache of weapons and ammunition has been seized, Jammu and kashmir Police said Tuesday.
With the busting of the module, police have solved four cases of murder of serving and retired police officers and the attacks on a state minister and a religious leader, said Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) S.M. Sahai.
“Srinagar police have successfully investigated the attack on station house officer (SHO) Batmaloo, killing of Inspector Shabir Ahmad of police telecommunication, killing of assistant sub-inspector Sukhpal Singh, attack on a National Conference (NC) block president, the attack on minister Ali Muhammad Sagar, and killing of NC worker at Batmaloo,” Sahai told a media conference here.
“The breakthrough was achieved by busting a module of ‘Kashmir Islamic Movement’ by arresting two militants, namely Abdul Rashid Shigan alias Omer Mukhtar and Imtiyaz Ahmad Gojri alias Amir,” he said.
According to Sahai, other cases solved with the busting of the module included an attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Rainawari with automatic weapons, grenade attacks at the Civil Secretariat and Tattoo Ground, attack on local religious leader Peer Jalaludin, and the killing of retired deputy superintendent of police Abdul Hamid Bhat.
Sahai said Shigan was previously selected as a trainee constable but later discharged while undergoing basic training following his involvement in militant activities.
“He has also remained detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA),” the IGP disclosed.
A landmine, two wireless sets, eleven batteries, a radio set frequency setter, four Chinese pistols, six pistol magazines, 100 rounds of pistol ammunition, five grenades, two knifes , thirteen UBGL (under barrel grenade launcher) shells, a sniper rifle, two AK-47 rifles, 16 AK-47 magazines, a large quantity of AK ammunition, two UBGLs, one woman’s hair wig, four grenade pins, an improvised explosive device (IED) and eleven detonators were recovered from the busted guerrilla module, the IGP said.