Four Hybrid Militants Arrested: Police

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested four hybrid militants in Bemina area of Srinagar.

“Srinagar Police and Army (2RR) arrested 04 #hybrid #terrorists along with 04 pistols from #Bemina area. Case registered and investigation started,” Srinagar police tweeted.

A police spokesman in a statement said that acting on a specific tip-off about the presence of militants in the general area of Bemina, a checkpoint was laid by PC Srinagar, 2RR and Bemina Police Station at Bemina Crossing.

“Two individuals approaching the checkpoint in a suspicious manner were challenged by the joint party on which they tried to flee. However they were tactfully apprehended by the joint party,” said the spokesman.

“The apprehended individuals identified themselves as Tawoos Rasool Gada son of Ghulam Rasool Gada and Saleem Jan Bhat son of Mohd Ashraf Bhat resident of Usmanabad opposite Degree College Bemina. On their personal checking, one Chinese Tokarev Type 54 Pistol, one magazine and ten Chinese rounds each were recovered from their possession,” he said.

“On basis of their initial questioning, the individuals disclosed that they were working as hybrid militants of TRF/LET and were involved in delivering pistols in the city to carry out targeted killings at the behest of Pakistani Handlers,” he added

The spokesman said that on basis of the disclosures made by the two individuals, a cordon and search operation was launched at Hamdania Colony Srinagar and two more associates of the module identified as Abdul Hameed Rah @ Ali son of Ghulam Rasool Rah & Sajad Ahmed Marazi son of Khursheed Ahmed Marazi, both residents of Hamdania Colony Bemina, Srinagar were arrested.

“During checking two more Tokarev T54 pistols, two magazines and ten Chinese rounds were recovered from their possession,” he said.

“A case under the relevant provisions of law has been registered in Police Station Bemina and further investigation was taken up,” said a police spokesman in a statement.

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