Jammu, May 12 (ANI): Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant-cum-trainer Mohammad Ashraf, has said thousands of misguided Kashmiri youth are still receiving training in camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Ashraf, who was held by the Army near the fencing at Sawjian in Poonch District along with his wife Asima, said the youths, who were getting training in different militant training camps in PoK wanted to return homes and lead a peaceful life.
He further said that neither he nor other militants had any knowledge of the state government”s proposed rehabilitation policy for them.
He said he had crossed over to PoK along with 25 other Kashmiri somewhere from Poonch in 1999 when he was 13.
He confessed to have received training at a militant training camp in Kacharban, PoK.
Senior Superintendent of Police Manmohan Singh, said: ” The duo was taken into custody last evening.”
Preliminary investigation has revealed that Ashraf of Budgam district had crossed over to PoK via Poonch in 1999, Singh said, adding that he had received three-months arms training in a camp across the border.
Ashraf claimed he had married Asma, a resident of Kota district in PoK about four months back and crossed over to Poonch to join his family.
Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Poonch, has sent them to seven days police custody. (ANI)