Two militants arrested Kishtwar and Poonch districts

A CRPF jawan-turned-militant and another ultra were arrested and a cache of arms recovered from them in Kishtwar and Poonch districts, police said on Thursday.

Last Updated: May 20, 2010, 12:21 PM IST

Jammu: A CRPF jawan-turned-militant and another ultra were arrested and a cache of arms recovered from them in Kishtwar and Poonch districts, police said on Thursday.

Acting on a tip off, security forces raided a hideout of the CRPF-jawan-turned militant of Hizbul Mujahideen, Khalik Hussain, in Patidhar village of Poonch district late last
night.

Khalik, who was working with 84th battalion of CRPF before being dismissed had served two years in jail in connection with the killing of a colleague in 2001.

Police said he was tasked to prepare improvised
explosive devices and trigger blasts in the border district
and Poonch highway.

Khalik joined militants after returning to Mendhar
tehsil where his son Zubair Ahmed was allegedly working with
Hizbul commanders in the area.

Zubair, a Class X student, is also absconding and a
hunt for him is on, they said.

During search operation in Khalik`s hideout, security
forces recovered 2 kgs of RDX, 11 detonators, 10 safety fuses,
five meters wire and 10 pika detonators and some ammunition
rounds, they said.

Acting on another intelligence input, police and
security forces arrested a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant
Abdul Gani from Saeawan area of Kishtwar district last night.

He was a close associate of LeT group commander Habibullah
alais Salma code name Abu Tak.

PTI