Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a militant and an overground worker in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.
An official said an active militant Talha Umair @Abu Hamza affiliated with Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind of Sehpora Ganderbal who had joined the militancy earlier this year was arrested with persistent “efforts of district police Ganderbal and his family.”
He said that the main handler namely Ishfaq Ahmad Dar of Sehpora Ganderbal who has been instrumental in persuading him to join militancy has also been detained by police for questioning.
He claimed that few more arrests are also expected in the case.
“Since the subject has been found involved in the weapon snatching case at Hazratbal earlier this year, so investigation and questioning in this regard is also going on,” an official added.