Baramulla: At large from past several month, Baramulla police claimed to have arrested an Over Ground Worker (OGW) from Palhalan Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Police officials said an OWG of Hizbul Mujahedeen (HM) outfit Ishtiaq Ahmed Wani son of Farooq Ahmed Wani of Goushbugh Pattan, who was at large and wanted for motivating and instigating young boys of Pattan and Palhallan area to join Hizbul Mujahideen outfit.
The officials said due to continuous pressure and encounters by police and other security agencies, most of the militants, who were active in north Kashmir, have been neutralised, due to which the controllers of HM from across the Line of Control (LoC) and within the valley are trying to accelerate the recruitment process in the area.
The officials said recently the Baramulla police saved 10 boys, meant to be inducted into militant ranks, from the clutches of the militants were handed over to their parents.
Out of these 10 boys, four were motivated by Wani to join militant ranks of HM, the official said.
Case FIR No 165 /2017 under sections of 13 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and sec 506 RPC has been registered in Police Station Pattan and investigation has been taken up.