Six militants arrested in Baramulla: J&K Police

Police on Saturday said that they have arrested six militants of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit who were attempting to revive the group in north Kashmir`s Baramulla district.

Last Updated: Mar 19, 2011, 18:18 PM IST

Baramulla (J&K): Police on Saturday said that
they have arrested six militants of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit
who were attempting to revive the group in north Kashmir`s
Baramulla district.

With these arrests, police also claim to have solved
the killing of a contractor Nazir Ahmad Lone in Keller village
of Baramulla district on February 28 by two unidentified
gunmen.
"We have arrested five militants from Keller involved
in the killing of Nazir Ahmad," Khan said.
Khan said the killing was the result of a business
rivalry and a contractor Abdul Hamid had paid the militants
for killing Nazir.

The police officer said that former Hizb commanders
Ahsan Dar and Muzaffar Dar motivated the group to form two
modules which operated in Kreeri and Palhalan villages of
Baramulla. The Dar duo had chalked out a hitlist of 16 people
to be eliminated by the two militant modules, he said.

Khan said five out of seven militants of the module
have been arrested while one more militant of the Palhalan
module has been arrested. Bashir Ahmad Bukhari a local priest
has also been arrested, he said.
Police have said that they have also recovered three
Chinese pistols, four grenade launchers, a letter pad of
Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen (TuM) militant outfit and
ammunition from the arrested militants.

PTI