Srinagar: Police have busted a module of the Hizbul Mujahideen by arresting seven militants, Kulgam senior superintendent of police Shirdhar Patil said.
Patil told reporters that police received inputs on March 21 that the militant outfit has constituted a module to carry out attacks on forces and disrupt the election.
The district commander of the outfit Altaf Dar alias Al-Kachroo and Towseef Sheikh alias Mossad had constituted the module for allegedly disrupting the elections, he said.
“We registered a case on the basis of this information and during investigation it was found that Zubar Ahmad Badar, a resident of Nai-Basti in Qaimoh area of the district, was the kingpin of this module. He was subsequently arrested,” Patil said.
The SSP claimed a pistol, three bullets and two AK-47 magazines were recovered from Badar’s possession. “During his questioning, we came to know about his associates and among them till now six have been arrested and we expect more arrests,” he added.
The police officer said the main aim of the module was to target forces during the elections and they had even made a failed attempt in Bijbehara area of Anantnag on March 19.
“The arrest of these persons and recoveries made is a big achievement for us especially because of the elections,” the official said. He also claimed that Hizbul Mujahideen was trying to recruit new people” ?