Srinagar: A Hizb Ul Mujahideen militant was arrested at Awantipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district during search operation, SP Awantipora Mohammad Zahid told Kashmir Reader.
Acting upon a tip off regarding the presence of a militant multiple joint Naka’s were laid at different places by Police, CRPF and army last evening.
During the naka a militant, Hilal Ahmad Bhat son of Late Mehraj Ud Din Bhat, resident of Renzipora was apprehended at Dehwatoo Gulzarpora, police sources said.
Arms and ammunition was recovered from the possession of the said militant, they said.
The arrested militant had recently joined the militant ranks of HM outfit and was active in Pulwama district, police sources said.
The militant was in close contact of HM commanders Zakir@ Musa and Reyaz Naikoo @ zubair ul Islam, SP told Kashmir Reader.
A Case FIR No 24/2017, US 20/38 ULA Act and 7/25 Arms act has been registered in P/S Awantipora in this regard.