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Two Newly Recruited Al-Badr Militants Surrender During Anti Militancy Operation In Sopore Village

Waris Fayaz

Sopore: The Police on Thursday claimed that, the two newly recruited militants affiliated with Al-Badr group surrendered before Police and Army in North Kashmir’s Sopore after their families brought to the encounter site.

Earlier, a joint team of forces had launched a cordon and search operation after getting specific information about presence of some militants in Tujjar area.

Meanwhile Police in a statement issued said, on a specific information a joint cordon and search operation (CASO) was launched by Sopore Police, Army’s 22 RR and CRPF in Shallpora area of Tujjar Shareif in Sopore.

During search operation two militants were spotted hiding in a residential house who turned out to be two local newly recruited Al-Badr militants, statement reads.

The duo had joined the outfit on 23rd of September 2020, by circulating their photos of affiliation on social media holding grenades.

Before any engagement, their family members were brought in on the spot to persuade the militants to surrender.

In the long run the militants were persuaded by the collective efforts of security forces and their family members, who responded and surrendered before the security forces along with incriminating materials, statement further reads.

Officials identified the militants as Abid Ahmad War S/O Mushtaq Ahmad War and Mehraj-ud-din War S/O Farooq Ahmad War both the residents of Wadoora Sopore.

Meanwhile a Case in this regard FIR No. 74/2020 U/S 7/25 I. A. Act registered in Police Station Bomai and investigation taken up.