In a joint operation with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested two people for aiding and abetting terrorists. “In a joint operation by Bandipura Police and CRPF, two Over Ground Workers (OGWs) have been arrested for aiding and abetting terrorists to TRF or LeT Terrorists. The OGWs were also found to be instigating youth to join terror outfits. A case has been registered and further investigation is underway,” the police said in a statement.
The police said that the two arrested were found to be involved in terrorist activities as well as actively harboring and providing shelter and logistics to TRF/LeT Terrorists. “The OGWs were also found to be evoking the emotions of gullible youth and motivating them to join terrorist ranks. The OGWs have been arrested and incriminating material has been recovered from them,” said an official statement. On April 14, two Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists, along with three over ground workers (OGWs), were arrested by Kulgam Police in Jammu and Kashmir.
Lashkar-e-Taiba is an Islamist terrorist organization in Pakistan. It was founded in 1987 by Hafiz Saeed, Abdullah Azzam, and Zafar Iqbal with funding from Osama bin Laden. Lashkar-e-Taiba has been accused by India of attacking military and civilian targets in India, most notably the 2001 Indian Parliament attack, the 2008 Mumbai attacks, and the 2019 Pulwama attack on Armed Forces.