Rising Kashmir NewsSrinagar:
Continuing with the efforts of J&K Police “to prevent the youth from joining militancy”, Kupwara Police Monday said it has rescued eight boys “who were ready to join militant groups during the last one month”.
During last month, four boys of village Gulgam were rescued who were trying to cross the LoC for joining militant groups, police said, adding: “They were intercepted by a police party deputed for the purpose near LoC and were brought back to Police Station Kupwara.” These boys were handed over to their parents after proper counseling, statement said, adding: “During last week four boys have been prevented from joining militant groups by timely intervention of District Police Kupwara.”
Police identified the rescued boys as, Hilal Ahmad Fafoo (18) son of Abdul Rashid Fatoo of Sheeri Baramulla (at present Bumhama Kupwara”, Firdous Ahmad Bhat (19) son of Lal Mohammad of Bumhama Kupwara, Touseef Ahmad Shah (16) son of Maqsood Ahmad of Shatmuqam Lolab, and Ahteram-ul-Haq Shah (16) son of Abdul Ahad Shah of Shatmuqam Lolab.
“After receiving the information about their fleeing from homes, police parties were sent to different locations as per information generated based on their mobile towers locations. The parents of the missing boys and their relatives were also involved, who have also played the positive role for their motivation and providing timely information with regard to their contact numbers , and other details,” police said, adding: “During the swift operation, two boys from Shatmuqam Lolab were intercepted from Pulwama area who were heading toward Tral and other two boys hailing from Bumhama were intercepted in Vodhpora area who were also planning to move toward Shopian area.”
During their sustained interrogations, police said all the four boys have confessed that they were going “to join the militant ranks as they are being reprimanded by their parents owing to various reasons including being weak in studies, besides they were also fed up with their life style at home due to poverty”.
Police said all the rescued boys have been properly counseled and re-united with their families.
“The parents of the missing boys and common citizens have eulogized the role of Kupwara Police for tracing the missing boys in time before they could join militant ranks,” police said.