Achieving a major success, the Kishtwar police have arrested one wanted terrorist named Riyaz Ahmed. The security forces have been receiving inputs of his presence in the Chenab valley in Jammy and Kashmir since past few months.
Jammu and Kashmir Police: Kishtwar Police arrested a wanted terrorist Reyaz Ahmed. He is a hardcore motivator of youth who encourages them for joining militancy and terrorist activities. pic.twitter.com/uZkGLA0myN
— ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2018
The security forces had launched a search operation in Kishtwar. An ISI agent Shehran alias Abbu Jubair was arrested by the security forces on Friday after which Hizbul terrorist Ahmed was arrested. Shehran was taken on a five-day remand by the police. There were speculations that after the assassination of BJP leader Anil Parihar and his brother in Kishtwar, the terrorists would be targeting the Chenab valley. After the arrest of Shehran that speculation has been confirmed. Ahmed used to incite youths to join terrorism and get involved in suspicious activities, police sources said. According to a police spokesperson, there are several cases registered against Ahmed in the Kishtwar police station.
According to the information received by the security agencies, Shehran was in touch with Jehangir Sarudi, the oldest commander of Hizbul Mujahideen. Shehran and Jehangir have together been working together to revive the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen and the Hijbul module in Kishtwar.
Meanwhile, an encounter has been going on in Mujgund, Shrinagar between terrorists and security forces since Saturday evening. Three terrorists have been neutralised by the forces so far while five jawans have been injured.