5 Militants associates arrested in J&K Ramban district

Police have arrested five over-ground workers (OGWs) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district on Thursday. They have been booked under provisions of the Public Safety Act.

Over-ground workers (OGWs) usually help terrorists with logistical support, cash, shelter, and other infrastructure with which armed groups and insurgency movements such as Hizbul Mujaheddin and Jaish-e-Muhammad in Jammu and Kashmir can operate.

The five arrested individuals have been identified as Nazir Ahmad Pala of Doligam, Banihal, Usman of Pogal Kunda Ramsu, Fardious Ahmad Khan of Krawa (at present, an old toll plaza in Banihal), Ab Hamid Khan of Tether, Banihal, and Anyatullah Wani of Gund Adalkoot in Banihal.

The arrests come two days after two labourers from Uttar Pradesh were killed after terrorists hurled a grenade at non-locals in the Herman area of Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The non-local laborers were identified as Manish Kumar and Ram Sagar. Both the victims are residents of the Kannauj district of Uttar Pradesh.

The resistance front (TRF) had claimed responsibility for the attack and two terrorists have been arrested. As many as five labourers were sleeping in a tin shed when a hand grenade was lobbed inside the tin shed.