2 OGWs arrested in Islamabad: Police

Srinagar

Police on Sunday said it arrested two overground workers of Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit in south Kashmir’s Islamabad district and recovered a live grenade from their possession.

A police spokesman said: “ Today at about 1200 hours, a joint Naka (checkpoint) was established by Islamabad Police and Ist RR at Tulkhan crossing new National Highway.”

“On checking two persons were found roaming around suspiciously. The Naka party apprehended them tactfully and they were searched. One live grenade was recovered from their possession,” he said.

“They were identified as Amin Ahmad Sofi son of Abdul Jabar resident of Charligund Awantipora and Tanveer Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Ahmad resident of Chechikot Awantipora,” the spokesman said.

“ Further investigation revealed that they were assisting the Hizbul Mujahideen militant Hamad Khan operating in Tral area and were involved in the grenade attack at Goriwan Bijbehara on 23rd of May this year in which 10 civilians were injured,” police said.

Police has registered a case in the instant matter and further investigation is going on.

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