Srinagar, Sep 18: Continuing its clampdown on anti-national elements, Kishtwar police on Monday booked three OGWs (Over-Ground Workers) under the Public Safety Act, 1978 (PSA). The police officials revealed that the accused were involved in anti-national activities and were luring the local youth towards banned organizations.
A police spokesman said that the proactive move is aimed at curbing anti-national activities and protecting the youth of Kishtwar from falling prey to nefarious designs of such elements.
He said individuals in question are Zahoor-UI-Hassan Kamal, also known as Nikka Kamal, son of Wali Mohd Kamal, resident of Kamal Mohalla, Kishtwar, Touseef-Ul-Nabi, son of Ghulam Nabi Gunna, living near Jamia Masjid, Kishtwar & Raiz Ahmed, son of Mohd Ramzan, from Sounder Dachhan, Tehsil Dachhan, District Kishtwar.
The spokesman said these individuals had previously been involved in various FIRs. Due to their continued engagement in anti-national activities and role in motivating local youths to join banned organizations, the imposition of the PSA was deemed necessary, he said.
SSP Kishtwar, Khalil Poswal-JKPS said that the-operation was executed meticulously after obtaining PSA orders from the competent authority and other teams consisting of, PSI Rahul Sharma, PSI Anil Kumar, and PSI Surjeet Singh.
“They were headed by Insp Parvaiz Ahmed SHO PS Kishtwar under the supervision of DySp Hqrs Kishtwar Dr. Ishan Gupta. These teams apprehended the individuals from different locations in Kishtwar and subsequently lodged them in different Jails of Jammu province,” he said.
SSP Kishtwar, Khalil Poswal-JKPS, emphasized that Kishtwar Police is pursuing a multi-pronged strategy to address the issue of anti-national elements.
“On one front, awareness programs are being conducted throughout the district, while on the other, strict actions will be taken against anti-national and anti-social elements, ensuring the safety and well-being of the community,” he said.He also delivered a stern message to OGWs stating that there is no room for such activities in Kishtwar. SSP Kishtwar Poswal called upon these individuals to abandon the path of endangering future generations and return to mainstream society while failing to do so will result in uncompromising consequences.