One youth Irshad Mir of Nehalpora, Pattan was reported missing on 09 May 2022. During investigation it surfaced that he had joined militant ranks through a module of LeT.
This was followed by another youth named Zahid Bashir, also from Nehalpora, Pattan who went missing on 20 May 2022 and it came to fore that he had been lured by militants join them.
The investigation into the case established that the youths had joined the proscribed terror outifit LeT.
Inputs further revealed that both the terrorists were tasked to operate in general area Pattan for targeting vulnerable soft targets and PRI members / minority community.
On 10 June 2022, specific intel was received regarding the movement of these two militants in general area of Ghat Palhallan and accordingly joint teams of Baramulla Police & 29 RR laid an ambush in the evening hours and succeeded in apprehending them.
The apprehended terrorists have been identified as:
Irshad Ahmad Mir, age 23 years
S/o Ab. Rehman Mir
R/o Nehalpora, Pattan (Cat C)
Zahid Bashir, age 18 years
S/o Bashir Ahmad
R/o Nehalpora, Pattan
2 Chinese Pistols with 18 live rounds and 3 magazines were recovered from their possession and seized.
In this regard case FIR No. 172/2022 U/S 7/25 IA. Act. , 20,23,39 ULA(P) Act has been registered in PS Pattan.