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Hizbul Mujahideen militant arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 00:15
Hizbul Mujahideen militant arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday apprehended a terrorist from Thakrakote district in a joint operation with security forces. 

The militant was nabbed from Reasi area from Thakrakote on Monday afternoon and he is suspected of having links to the Hizbul Mujahideen.

The militant, Sabzar Ahmed Mantoo, was arrested from the house of Nizam-ud-Din Pogli of Kakra Chinkha village after receiving intel about his location there, a police officer told PTI.

Mantoo, a C-category militant, was active in the district. Police said he was involved in arson and looting incident of Police Station Dhamal Hanjipura in 2016.

Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) is the one of the largest insurgency group which is operating in Jammu and Kashmir, with members drawn from indigenous and foreign sources.

Earlier in the month, J&K police busted three local militants in Srinagar, who were part of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen,  and seized two Chinese pistols, 4 grenades, a wireless set and one packet of explosive from their possession. 

First Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 22:15
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