Forces Claim A Prized Catch From Handwara Forests



A Class 12th student from Handwara down in North Kashmir who left home two years back, joined Hizb and eventually rose to become a prized catch for forces has been finally netted, a jubilant police officer part of the operation said Saturday.

The officer said the guerrilla, identified as Falak Noor, son of Ghulam Mohammad Mir of Bakiaakar Handwara was arrested at Krumoora Handwara.

To arrest Noor, the officer said, a joint party of police’s SOG and army’s 21 RR acted on a specific info and launched a typical search operation in the area to arrest Noor.

An ex-student of Govt Hr Sec School (Handwara), Noor was active since 2013—the year he left home to join the Hizb ranks.

“Noor was fierce, capable and sharp-minded militant, who was part of many Hizb operations in the belt,” the officer said. “It was because of ability as a militant that made police to announce a bounty of Rs 5 lakh on his head.”

The operation which resulted in arrest of 22-year-old Hizb militant was going on in the forest area from last four days.


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