‘HM Militant Arrested In Awantipora’

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SRINAGAR: A joint team of Police and security forces arrested an HM militant in Gulzarpora area of Awantipora, police said on Thursday.

“Acting on a tip off regarding the presence of militants in Awantipora and Pulwama areas, Awantipora Police, Pulwama Police, CRPF and Army laid multiple joint Nakas at different places. During the naka checking, one militant identified as Hilal Ahmad Bhat, son of Late Mehraj ud Din Bhat, resident of Renzipora was apprehended by the joint party of Police and security forces at Dehwatoo Gulzarpora, Awantipora. On his search Arms/Ammunition and other incriminating material was recovered from his possession,” police said in a statement.

“The said person had recently joined the militant ranks of HM outfit and was active in the general area of Awantipora and Pulwama. He was in close contact with HM commanders Zakir@ Musa and Reyaz Naikoo @ Zubair ul Islam. A case FIR number 24/2017 under section 20/38 ULA Act and 7/25 Arms Act has been registered against him in Police Station Awantipora and investigation was taken up. More recoveries and arrests are expected,” the police added.

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