Two militant associates arrested in Kashmir: Police

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday claimed to have arrested two associates of militants belonging to f Hizbul Mujahideen outfit in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

A police spokesman in a statement said that on the basis of reliable information regarding the movement of militant associates, Handwara police along with 30RR Langate and 92 BN CRPF laid a naka at Panditpora Kralgund.

“During checking of the Vehicles and Pedestrians, two suspicious persons on seeing the naka checking tried to escape from the spot but chased and apprehended by the Naka parties,” he said.

“The apprehended persons on preliminary questioning disclosed their identity as Asif Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Ahad Dar a resident of Tuwari Langate and Muzamil Ahmad Peer son of Nazir Ahmad Peer a resident of Muqam Shahwali Drugmulla Kupwara and on their personal search 02 Pistols, 02  pistol magazines, 20 pistol rounds have been recovered,” said the spokesman.

“In this context, Case FIR NO 68/2020 U/S 7/25 Indian Arms Act, 13,18,20 UA(P) Act stands registered in Police Station Kralgund and investigation has been taken up,” he said.

“These OGW’s were active since 2018 and have worked for many HM cadres. They have carried out many financial transactions for HM cadres, transported huge amount of arms and ammunitions to other parts of the valley and were also providing logistic support and shelter to active militants operating in the area,” said a police spokesman in a statement.

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