Bandipora: Police on Wednesday arrested four persons who were “trying to revive HIzbullah militant outfit in this north Kashmir district”.
“Four boys have been arrested who were set to revive Hizbullah outfit in (Bandipora) town and disrupt peace by eliminating few prominent personalities having a good rapport with forces,” senior superintendent of police (SSP) concerned, Shabir Chaudhary, told reporters here.
The arrestees include Muzamil Afzal, Firdous Ahmad, and Bilal Ahmad, residents of Pazalpora, Bandipora, and Abdul Majeed, who hails from Kralpora.
“Muzamil and Firdous were desperate to join militancy in the last six months. In the process, they got acquainted with Bilal, who provided them weapons,” police said, adding that Bilal had received the weapons—a pistol and a hand grenade—from Majeed.
“We are investigating where from Majeed got these weapons. He is changing statements. He is surrendered militant who is trying to be active again.”
“After receiving the weapons, they were set to kill a few people, but the timely action of police prevented them from doing so.”
A case under RPC sections 7/25 IA Act and 120-B has been registered at police station Pethkote, Bandipora, the SSP said.