SRINAGAR: A militant belonging to the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) was arrested in Kishtwar district on Friday, officials said.
Muzamil Shah, who joined militant ranks a few days ago, was arrested in a joint operation by police, Army and CRPF from Kulna forest area of Patimahalla Palmar, they said.
The officials said that Police recovered one grenade, one magazine and 30 rounds of an AK-47 rifle from his possession. An FIR was registered at Dacchan police station and further investigation into the matter is on, the officials said.
The Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday busted a militant hideout at Tanta forest in Doda district and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from an underground dump.
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of special operations group (SOG) and other forces launched a combing and search operation (CASO) in the Tanta forests of Tehsil Kahara since early morning and seized a cache of arms and ammunition on Friday evening, they said.