Top Al-Badr militant arrested

A top Al-Badr ultra, wanted in several militancy-linked incidents including grenade attacks on security forces, was arrested on Monday in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Last Updated: Jun 11, 2012, 23:08 PM IST

Srinagar: A top Al-Badr ultra, wanted in several militancy-linked incidents including grenade attacks on security forces, was arrested on Monday in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Munir Ahmad Bukhari, a self-styled Divisional Commander of the outfit in north Kashmir, was nabbed in Nowhamam village in Sopore, 55-km from here, a police spokesman said.

He operated with code names of "Sajjad Baloch, Hamza, Amir and Ghazi Sajad", the spokesman said.

Bukhari was involved in a number of militancy-linked incidents including grenade attacks on the Rashtriya Rifles Headquarters and Sopore Police Station in 2010.

The militant was operating under the direct command of Pakistan-based Chief Commander of Al-Badr Yousf Baloch, the spokesman said.
An AK rifle, three magazines, a satellite phone and 90 rounds were recovered from his possession, he said.

PTI