Srinagar: Police on Friday said that five youth were prevented from joining militancy in central Kashmir’s Srinagar district.

In a handout to GNS, the police said that On 08th July Police Station Kralkhud received information through a reliable source that a group of miscreants have gathered at Babademb Naqashpora ground and were convening a meeting.

The police spokesman further stated that as per the information, the group included Bilal Ahmad Malla son of Mohammad Sideeq Malla resident of Siver Harden Lolab, Haseeb Farooq son of Farooq Ahmad Bhat residenf of Prichoo Pulwama, Shah Fahad Shabir son of Shabir Ahmad Teli residenr of Tang pona Pulwama and Reyaz Ahmad Mughal son of Abdul Rasheed Mughal resident of Reshiwari Aawoora kupwara.

The group has had a known history of being linked with the TRF wing of the militant outfit of LeT and have been known to have had conversations over the phone with their militant handlers in POK. Also, as per inputs the whole group was in a bid to join militant ranks anytime after Eid al Adha, he said.

Since these activities of the said group were pre-judicial to the security of the country, and considering the reliable inputs about their efforts to join militant ranks, they were arrested on spot, he said.

Based on further investigation another accused was arrested who has been identified as Mohd Imroz Dar son of Fayaz Ahmed Dar resident of Bundroo Pulwama
who were also making efforts to join militant ranks, they said.

Accordingly, Case FIR No 22/2022 US 13 UAPA has been registered in Police Station Kralkhud and further investigation has been taken up, reads the statement.(GNS)