Baramulla: Police today claimed to have arrested an Over Ground Worker (OGW) of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind militant outfit identified as Irfan Ahmad Ganaie, Son of Muhammad Ramzan Ganaie, Resident of Hajam Mohalalh, Rathsuna, Tral in Sheeri, Baramulla in North Kashmir.
An official said that Irfan was arrested in Sheeri area of Baramulla district when he was heading towards Uri.
“The forces were acting on a specific information that Irfan was on way to Uri to undertake militant action”, said an official, adding “Multiple checkpoints were laid by the forces in the area and he was arrested carrying a live hand grenade in Sheeri area on Baramulla-Uri road.”
His mobile phone was also seized. Preliminary investigation into the matter reveals his affiliation with Gazwat-ul-Hind.
A case FIR No 39/2018 under provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act has been registered in Police Station, Sheeri.
Further investigation into the matter is going on.