Hizb militant arrested in Sopore
Saturday, 02 06 2012 11:08
Srinagar, Jun 01: A Hizbul Mujahideen militant was arrested in Baramulla district of north Kashmir and a cache of arms and ammunition recovered from his possession, police said today.
The militant, identified as Hilal Ahmad Peer, son of Ghulam Mohammad, resident of Banner, was arrested by a police party on a specific information at Wagab Tarzoo village of Sopore, late yesterday, police said.
An AK assault rifle, three magazines, 15 rounds and three hand-grenades were recovered from his possession, they said.
The arrest comes hours after police arrested another top militant Waseem Ahmad Bhat, also hailing from Sopore, from Jammu.
Meanwhile, in a joint operation with the troops of Rashtriya Rifles, police claimed to have recovered a huge cache of arms from militant hideout in Ramban
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of Rashtriya Rifles and police launched a search operation in Kharawa Nala area and unearthed the ammunition, suspected to have been concealed by recently slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Ghulam Qadir, police said.
The recoveries include one Pika gun, one AK-56 rifle, 309 rounds of AK ammunition, 18 rounds of Pika ammunition, four Pika belts, six AK magazines and one radio set.
Searches are still on in the area, police added.