Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a militant affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideen outfit in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
A police spokesman in a statement said on a specific input Police have arrested an active militant of proscribed outfit HM in Kulgam.
“Officers at a checkpoint established at Nihama arrested an active terrorist identified as Shakir Alie resident of DH Pora area of District Kulgam. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition have also been recovered from his possession,” said a police spokesman in a statement.
“Case FIR No 48/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station DH Pora in this regard and further investigation has been initiated,” he said.
Earlier, the arrested militant had gone missing on 14 April 2020 and had joined militant ranks of HM outfit. It is pertinent to mention here that he was apprehended earlier in 2018 when he had attempted to join militant ranks but due to the lack of evidence he was released without charges, said the spokesman.