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Hizbul Mujahideen militant arrested in J&K

Last Updated: Friday, July 22, 2011 - 17:29

Srinagar: A Hizbul Mujahideen militant
was arrested by security forces from south Kashmir`s Pulwama
district, police said on Friday.

Police and CRPF apprehended the militant from
Awantipora yesterday and recovered one AK 47 assault rifle,
two AK magazines and 50 AK rounds from his possession, a
police spokesman said.

The militant was identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Ganaie of
Wopzen village of Bijbehara area in Anantnag district.

The Chief Minister said a report has been filed in
presence of a magistrate and a Special Investigation Team
constituted to probe the allegations.

"All we need is for the accuser to identify guilty,"
Omar said.

Police have registered a case under sections 366 and
377 RPC.

Asked about the possibility of holding an
identification parade, Hasnain said, "We will have to see the
legality of this... there are lots of legalities involved in
it."

He said it was "impossible" that two soldiers will
remain detached from their company for 48 hours, without
anyone in the command not being informed about it.

"This year has been peaceful and lots of people are
not happy with this and moves are made to try and instigate
allegations against the army, and let me state it very clearly
one of the most vulnerable organisation is the army because it
is omnipresent," Hasnain said.

The Army commander said he will "not rule out" the
possibility that the allegation levelled by the woman "can be
an instigated thing".

On the allegation that the assailants were dressed in
army fatigues, he said, "I do want to clarify this that in
Kashmir, (military) uniform is also worn by terrorists.

"There is not only army but many other people who wear
the uniform and particularly the terrorists." He said
different versions continue to emerge about the incident and
"in next 24 hours you will hear many more versions".

"We will do a dispassionate investigation into this
and ensure if the allegations are proved we will take strict
action," Hasnain said.

The Corps commander said the army officers in the
area are going around with the police.

"We are accompanying them (police) to make sure if
there are any questions, where the army may come up, they are
answered on the spot," he said.

Senior police officers and civil administration are
monitoring the law and order situation in Kulgam and adjoining
areas.

PTI

First Published: Friday, July 22, 2011 - 17:29

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