3 Hizb Militants Held From City: Police

SRINAGAR — Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested three militants of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit in Srinagar district.

A police spokesman in a statement issued here said the arrests were made after series of human and technical investigative techniques were used by the Police. “They were involved in firing on SPO Romaan at Chana Pora and several grenade throwing incidents and other crimes in Srinagar and Jammu cities”.

“The spokesman identified the arrested trio as Asif Iqbal Dar & Shahid Hassan Dar residents of Soura and Rasheed Lateef Mir resident of Barzulla. “The arrested persons were affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit and were wanted by law for their complicity in a series of militant crimes,” the spokesman said.

Incriminating materials which include ammunition, live rounds were recovered from their possession. Police has registered a case under relevant sections of law in this regard. Further investigation in the matter is going on, the spokesman said.

“As per police records they had history of crime records and were involved in planning and executing several crimes in J&K along with their associates. During investigation it was learnt that Junaid Shehrai commander of HM was part of the group which carried out these attacks. They were involved in attack on SPO Romaan at Chanapora on 27/3/2019 in which he sustained injuries besides grenade throwing incidents in Jammu and Srinagar,” the spokesman said.

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