Hideout busted in south Kashmir, three arrested: Police

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Srinagar

A militant hideout was busted by army and Police in Heff area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said.

A police spokesman in a statement said, “acting on a credible input, Police and army today launched a cordon and search operation in Heff area of district Shopian.”

“During the searches in the area, Police recovered incriminating materials including huge quantity of arms and ammunition form the possession of two persons identified as Mohd Shameem Bhat @ Shahid and Zubair Ahmed Padder both residents of Heff Shopian. During the investigations, they revealed about more arms and ammunition dumped in nearby orchards and accordingly police was able to recover arms and ammunition from the nearby orchards,” said the spokesman.

“Officers during the course of investigation also learnt about another individual identified as Bilal Ahmad Teli of Heff and subsequently police recovered arms, ammunition and other incriminating materials from his possession also,” he said.

“Police during the course of the investigation, was able to trace a hideout in the orchards of Heff Village. All the three persons have been arrested and remain in custody,” he added.

He said that as per the investigations, they are linked to proscribed outfit HM and were providing support to active militant Feroz Dar of HM outfit operating in the area.

“Police have registered a case FIR No 08/2020 under relevant sections of law in this regard. Further investigation in the matter is in progress,” said the spokesman.

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