Srinagar: Police during the intervening night conducted nocturnal raids in Tral area of Pulwama district and arrested several residents including father and a brother of an active militant.
Locals sources said that the government forces raided the residence of active Hizb militant Adil Mir in Monghama village of Tral around 10:15 pm last night.
“They detained father and brother of Adil,” sources said.
Meanwhile, reports said that relatives of several other local militants belonging to Hizb were also arrested by the forces in different areas of Tral.
The police have maintained that those arrested during the raids were overground workers of militants.
A senior police official of the district while confirming the arrests said that they were working as overground workers of militants.