Baramulla Police on Friday said a team including its personnel and other security forces had busted a Hizbul Mujahideen recruitment module. Senior Superintendent of Police Imtiyaz Hussain said one of the three recruiters who were trying to “lure boys into terrorism” had visited Pakistan in May, ANI reported.

“This module was spearheaded by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Parvez Wani alias Mubashir, a resident of Gagloora in Handwara,” a statement by the Baramulla Police said. The recruiters allegedly planned on sending the boys selected to Pakistan for training. The three accused arrested have been identified as Ansarullah Tantaray, Abdul Rashid Bhat, and Mehrajuddin Kak, all residents of Baramulla district.

Bhat had secured a visa from the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi based on a recommendation from a separatist organization, Hussain said.

Security forces seized arms, ammunition and Rs 1 lakh in cash from the site raided. An FIR has been registered against the accused and an investigation launched.