Top Hizb Militant Held

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SOPORE: Police Saturday claimed to have arrested a top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen and four of his overground workers from Sopore.

“In a successful operation, a top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen was apprehended and a Hizb module busted in Sopore,” DIG North Kashmir JP Singh told reporters at Sopore.

Singh said police with the assistance of Army and CRPF arrested Nisar Ahmad Dar alias Usman, a dreaded terrorist who was earlier working with Lashkar-e-Taiba.

“He was earlier apprehended by police in 2007 with a huge recovery of 50 hand grenades.

Thereafter, on his release in 2009, he joined the Hizbul-Mujahideen ranks and got involved in large number of terrorist activities in the areas of North-Kashmir and Srinagar city. He is a very crucial member of Hizbul Mujahideen terror network operating in North Kashmir and Srinagar city,” the officer said.

In June this year, Dar and his associates shot dead a prominent businessman Kifayat Hussain Mir in Sopore area, Singh said.  

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