On Thursday, police and CRPF officers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore uncovered a hideout belonging to the outlawed terrorist organization Hizbul Mujahideen in a combined operation (July 8).
During the operation, one overground worker (OGW) was detained. According to security, a large stockpile of guns and ammo was discovered.
“Police Sopore and the CRPF began a cordon and search operation in Ganai Mohalla Doabgah Sopore today based on specific information. In the basement of a single-story house, a terrorist hideaway belonging to the outlawed terrorist organization Hizbul Mujahideen was discovered. “A police leaflet was read out loud.
“A large store of guns and ammunition was discovered within the hideaway, which was supposed to be used to launch a massive attack (fidayeen) against security personnel. In the presence of the Executive Magistrate, the hotel was demolished on the spot. “It was also added.
“Several cars were stopped by the Handwara Police and the Sashastra Seema Bal [SSB] during routine checks in the Watyen area of Handwara. A suspicious pedestrian was arrested courteously. He identified himself as Mehraj-ud-din Halwai, alias Ubaid Son, from Sopore, who said Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Vijay Kumar. He was found to have one grenade.
According to the police, a cordon-and-search operation was initiated at Pazipora Renan in the Kralgund district of Handwara following his disclosure. “Halwai sought to locate the spot where he had stashed his guns and ammo when the search operation began. When he arrived at the revealed hideaway, he took out his concealed AK-47 weapon and began firing indiscriminately. In the subsequent shootout, he was killed,” IGP Kumar stated.
According to the police, incriminating material, weapons, and ammunition, including an AK-47, four magazines, a power bank, blanket, medications, and other items, were found from the hideaway.