The sleuths of Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested two Hizb-ul Mujahideen militants, including a minor, in a joint operation with the Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday, ANI reported.
According to report one pistol along with 14 live cartridges was recovered from their possession.
The duo has been identified as Kifayatullah Bukhari, a resident of Now Pora Bara, Shopian and a juvenile in conflict with the law.
The report quoted police as having said that the duo was in contact with the ex-constable of Jammu and Kashmir Police, who joined militant ranks in 2017 and acted as a district commander of the militant outfit.
“Acting on specific inputs that a Hizb-ul Mujahideen militant has procured a sophisticated weapon, Delhi police sent two of its officials to Shopian. Subsequently, a joint operation was conducted with the help of Shopian police and a trap was laid to nab the duo,” ANI reported.
The report quoted Delhi Police as having said militants prefer procuring sophisticated small firearms for targeted killings from the Delhi-NCR region as the same are difficult to arrange in Jammu and Kashmir.
“A case under relevant section of law has been registered at Shopian Police Station,” ANI reported.