Hizb militant arrested in south Kashmir’s Awantipora, says police

Awantipora: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested an active Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant in SharShali Khrew area of Police district Awantipora.

In a statement, police said: “Based on specific information, Awantipora Police, Army 50 RR, and CRPF 185 Battalion launched a joint cordon and search operation during morning hours in SharShali Khrew area of Police district Awantipora.”

Police said “during the search operation, joint forces observed some suspicious movement in the Orchard area which was under cordon. The joint forces noticed a suspected person, who was trying to escape but alert ops parties over empowered the suspect and apprehended him.”

The suspect was later identified as an active militant of Hizb namely Sahil Manzoor Mir, son of Manzoor Ahmad Mir of Tulbagh Pampore, police said, adding “incriminating material including Arms and Ammunition recovered from his possession.”


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