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Three radicalized youth trying to cross LOC apprehended in Kupwara

Last Updated on November 18, 2021 at 6:51 pm

Kupwara Police has apprehended three youth who were  in pursuit of crossing over to the Line of Control (LOC) to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) for arms training to join back militancy in Kashmir.

Following a specific information, police apprehended the trio, all in their teenage from a hideout in Kupwara.

“They had established a contact with a terrorist commander posing himself as Tayab Farroqi operating from Pakistan and were on their way to cross the LoC via Kupwara to meet him and take illegal training in handling of arms and ammunition to join terrorism back in Kashmir. The trio has been identified as Furqan Sultan Khanday (16, a student of Class 10th ) son of Mohd Sultan Khanday , Furqan Nazir Khanday ( 16, a student of Class 10th ) son of Nazir Ahmad Khanday and Kamran Sajad Sheikh (16, a student of Class 10th ) son of Sajad Ahmad Sheikh , all residents of village Meej Pampore of district Pulwama” an official spokesperson of police said. 

On questioning, police found that these youth from South Kashmir have been radicalised and motivated by  terrorist Tayab Farooqi operating from Pakistan through social media platforms by gradual process of radicalisation. “Assessing the circumstances and tender age of these young boys who were found to be highly motivated and radicalised to join the path of violence, Jammu and Kashmir Police in its endeavour to ensure peace and stability in Kashmir decided to counsel them to give them a chance to reform into responsible and peace abiding citizen” the spokesperson said.   

He further stated that the parents of the youths were called and after threadbare discussion and counselling, the teenagers were handed over to them.