Srinagar- The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday conducted a search at the house of a Hizbul Mujahideen militant in Kulgam district, officials said.
The search operation was carried out by the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police as part of its crackdown on militant elements, they said.
SIU Kulgam conducted a search at the residential premises of Abdul Gani Bhat, father of militant Farooq Ahmad Bhat alias Nali, at Chek Desen Yaripora, a police spokesperson said.
Bhat is an active militant of the proscribed militant outfit HM and is wanted in several militancy-related cases, he said.
The search was conducted after a special judge of a designated National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Kulgam issued a search warrant in one of the cases, the spokesperson said.
The case pertains to the killing of five non-local labourers at Katrosa Kulgam in 2019. The SIU is investigating the case and has been conducting searches and investigations to bring the perpetrators to justice, he added.
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