Local Hizb militant apprehended in Shopian; 2 Chinese grenades recovered

Sheikh Hilal



Acting on an intelligence input that militants are planning to carry out an attack in Imam Sahib area of Shopian district, Police today launched a joint search operation in the district.

During the search operation, one person was found in suspicious conditions in the orchards of Chotipora area of Imam Sahab.

Police said the said person was asked to stop but he tried to run away. “However, we followed and overpowered him. He was apprehended.”

Upon identification, he was identified as Bilal Ahmad Sheikh, a resident of Aglar Zainanpora.

Police sources said that he was missing and had joined Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit on Oct 5, 2016.

Police claimed to have recovered 2 Chinese grenades from him.

A case under FIR number RPC 366/16/PS SPN has been lodged in police station Shopian.


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