Srinagar: A Hizbul Mujahideen militant was
on Saturday arrested from Pattan area of North Kashmir`s Baramulla
district, police said.
"On a specific input, police with the assistance of the
54 Battalion CRPF and 29 RR, arrested a Pakistan trained
militant at Chinar Colony Pattan," they said.
The arrested militant was identified as Nisar Ahmad
Rather alias Abu Kamal, a resident of Check Badrinath in South
Kashmir`s Pulwama district.
One Chinese pistol along with one magazine, five rounds
of live ammunition and two Chinese hand grenades were
recovered from Rather`s possession.
A case under relevant section of J&K Arms Act has been
registered against the militants.
Rather had crossed over to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir
(PoK) in 1999 and had recently infiltrated back.
He had been operating in Beerwah, Pakherpora, Kreeri,
Pattan areas of North and Central Kashmir for some time now.
Police described Rather`s arrest as a major success.
"It will lead police to know about the group
activities in the area, their future plans and strategy
and their role in the recent killings in the district," police