Jammu: Security forces have arrested an
associate of a slain Hizbul divisional commander along with a
cache of arms and explosives in Ramban district.
Acting on a tip-off, police and security personnel
jointly raided a hideout last night in Lablota area of Banihal
tehsil and arrested militant Bashir Ahmed Naik, a close
associate of slain Hizbul divisional commander Qari Zuber.
One Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL), 24 UBGL
grenades, one Icom Radio set with antenna and one Sony
transistor was seized from him, police said.
Naik was ordered to shift the consignment of arms and
ammunition to another hideout in Manjose area of Banihal belt,
Three more hideouts were busted and large quantity of
blankets, woollen items, clothes, rations and kerosene oil
seized in the district, they said.