Srinagar: Three militants, including two Hizbul Mujahideen ultras, were on Tuesday arrested in separate operations by security forces in Baramulla district of north Kashmir.
During a routine vehicle checking, Hizb militant Mohammad
Yousuf Bhat and his wife Shahnaz Bibi, a resident of PoK, were
taken into custody by security forces near Rangee Mode in
Pattan, 27 km from here, a police spokesman said.
A revolver, three rounds of bullets and a hand grenade
were recovered from Bhat at the time of his arrest, he said.
Bhat, a resident of Shopian district in south Kashmir,
had recently infiltrated into the Kashmir Valley from across
the border along with his wife, the spokesman said, adding
that the couple is being interrogated.
In another operation, security forces arrested two
militants travelling in a vehicle near Muqam crossing, 55 km
from here, and recovered two pistols, as many magazines and
six rounds from their possession.
The militants have been identified as Mohammad Rafiq Lone
of Hizbul Mujahideen and Ejaz Ahmad Shah of Al-Barq outfit.
While Lone is a resident of Krankshivan locality of
Sopore township, Shah hails from nearby Delina village, the