Police in Ganderbal have apprehended two youths who have been mislead to join terror ranks. The youths were counselled and handed over to parents.
Based on credible input about joining of two youths in terror ranks, Ganderbal Police on the basis of technical inputs immediately swung into action and apprehended both the youths of Wussan area of Ganderbal from Downtown area of Srinagar.
Preliminary investigation reveals that both the persons had developed tendency to join terror ranks.
The arrested youths were properly counselled by Ganderbal Police, Psychiatrist and other experts in presence of their parents and were later on handed over to their parents with the advice to keep an eye on their daily activities.
Many community members, their parents and relatives expressed their gratitude to District Police Ganderbal for the sympathetic act of saving the lives of these young boys.
While speaking on the issue, SSP Ganderbal said that ANEs operating across the border are preying on the gullible youth of Kashmir through various social media platforms and enticing them to joining militancy which needs to be curbed.
He further said that parents should come forward and report any such activity of their wards so that they are mainstreamed through concerted counselling by experts.
However this year November is the only month when Joint Forces killings exceeded the killing of militants in Jammu and Kashmir.
Though Joint Forces neutralized 12 militants in the month of November, but it lost 16 personnel in different militancy related incidents. Most of the killings of Forces personnel occurred due to cross border shelling from Pakistan.
As per data available with Kashmir News Trust, Jammu Kashmir witnessed 34 killings in the month of November. Among these 34 killings, 12 are militants, 6 civilians, 2 BSF personnel, a cop and 13 army soldiers.
Joint Forces managed to neutralize Hizb top commander Dr Saifullah in November in a gunfight in Rangreith area of Srinagar outskirts. Suspected militants gunned down a black smith Muhammad Ayoub in Tral area of Pulwama. A policeman Ishfaq Ahmed was found dead in mysterious circumstances in Archindhama Budgam.