2 IEDs recovered from OGW network in Pulwama: Police

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Srinagar: The security forces on Monday recovered two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) weighing six kilograms from the Over Ground Worker (OGW) network of slain LeT commander Reyaz Ahmed Dar and Rayees Ahmed Dar.

A police spokesman in a statement issued said that “on 2nd-3rd June intervening night, acting upon a specific input about the presence of two terrorists namely Reyaz Ah Dar s/o Abdul Aziz Dar r/o Sethergund and Rayees Ah Dar s/o Gh Mohideen Dar r/o Larve, in the Nihama village, a joint cordon and search was launched by Pulwama police, Army and CRPF.”

During the search, police said that the two terrorists fired upon the security forces and the operation started.

In the said operation, LeT commander Reyaz Dar and his associate Rayees Dar, both category A, were neutralized by the security forces, police said.

During the search, a huge quantity of arms and ammunitions were recovered including AK-47 rifles, AK 47 rounds, pistols, etc, and other incriminating materials, police said.

In this regard, police said that a case under FIR number 20/24 under sections 307 IPC, 7/27 Arms Act, 16,18,19,20,38 UAPA was registered in PS Kakapora.

During investigation, police said that it was revealed that the terrorists were given harbor, shelter and logistics by the OGWs namely Bilal Ahmed Lone s/o Ghulam Qadir Loner/o Nihama, Sajjad Ganie s/o Nazir Ganaie r/o Nihama and Shakir Bashir s/o Bashir Lone r/o Nihama. The OGW network was unearthed and these three persons were arrested, the statement reads.

It was revealed that the two slain terrorists had prepared IEDs which was subsequently recovered from the possession of Shakir Bashir who hid it in the orchards. The said IEDs were packed in a plastic container along with the explosives, active circuit trigger mechanism which weighed around 06Kgs which was later destroyed in situ by Pulwama police and army, the statement reads, adding that further investigation in the case is going on—(KNO)

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