Cops recover large cache of arms from cave in J&K
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 01, 2010, 23:41
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday claimed to have recovered a large cache of arms and ammunitions from a cave in a forest in Jammu and Kashmir following a trail given by a "most wanted" Hizb militant who was arrested here last month.

Acting on the information, a joint team of Special Cell and JK Police on November 25 recovered a AK-56 rifle, four magazines, 120 rounds, a hand grenade, two matrix, documents, diary and combat gun pouch (Bandolier) from a cave in Richbagla forest in Rajouri, Additional DCP (Special Cell) Shibhesh Singh said.

After evading arrest for nearly a decade, Hizbul Mujahideen's self-styled divisional commander Mohammed Abdullah Inquilabi referred to as 'Mr Surrender' was arrested in Delhi on November 14.

During interrogation, Singh said, Inquilabi told investigators that during his school days he came in contact with a Maulavi in PoK, who motivated him to join militancy.

"The Maulavi introduced him to leader of Peer Panjal Regiment of Hizbul Mujahideen in PoK. After undergoing training in weapon handling in PoK, he came to JK along with other militants.

"Over the years he grew in stature and notoriety and indulged in several terrorist acts during the last 10 years.

He is one of the longest surviving militant of JK. During this period he also married a local girl so as to camouflage his identity and get local support for his nefarious activities," Singh said.

Inquilabi was known as 'Mr Surrender' as he used to contact several senior police officials with a proposal to surrender while carrying out his nefarious and anti-national activities.

A resident of Shahadra in PoK, he was initially chief of Hizb's Pir Panjal Regiment (HMPPR) which got wiped out recently and he took over as Hizb divisional commander for Jammu province.

Abdullah had let loose reign of terror in Pir Panchal area and his area of operation was Budhal, Dharamshal, Kalakote, Shopian, Mahore, Gulabgarh and other parts of Reasi district, police said.

He is alleged to be involved in the murder of four Hindus in Dharshal area of Rajouri district on May 14, 2005, killing of three SPOs in Draman Bhudal area of Rajouri district on November 18, 2009.

He was also allegedly involved in the killing of three brothers in Tryath in Kalakote belt in 2005 and a BSF jawan, his wife and two SPOs in Kandi belt and Pirgagala areas respectively in 2009.


First Published: Wednesday, December 01, 2010, 23:41

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