Govt Orders Prosecution Against ‘Team Of Militants’ Tasked To Snatch Weapons From Forces

The government has ordered prosecution of a “team of militants” who it said were tasked by Lashkar-e-Toiba to target government forces for snatching arms and ammunition in Qazigund area of south Kashmir.

According to an order by principal secretary of state’s home department, on 13 July last year, Police Station, Qazigund received information through reliable sources to the effect that a group of Lashkar-e-Toiba militants particularly Azad Dada of Arwani have constituted a team of militants Qazigund in order to target the government forces for snatching of arms and ammunition.

The team, the order says, was also intending to motivate the youth to join the militant organization. “A group of OGWs lead by Sartaj Ahmad Dar of Sopat, Mohammad Abbas Dar of Ganjipora , Abdul Qayoom Wani of Ganjipora, Masood Ahmad Bhat of Cheddar, Khalid Showkat Ganie of Zadoora, Zaffer Ahmad Rather of Sopat, Owais Ahmad Khan of Furrah etc are facilitating, aiding supporting and providing arms ammunition to militants for committing subversive activities in the State,” reads the order, a copy of which lies with GNS.

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