J&K

Hizbul Mujahideen militant arrested in Budgam: Police

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a local militant of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit at Qazipora area in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

A police spokesman in a statement said that officers intercepted one militant identified as Showkat Ahmad Tantary resident of Warpora D.H Pora Kulgam.

“He was carrying arms and ammunition and has been arrested,” he said.

“As per the police records, he was affiliated with proscribed militant outfit HM. Police have registered a case FIR No. 137/2019 under relevant sections of law at PS Chadoora in the matter,” he added.

“Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition recovered from his possession has been taken into case records for the purpose of investigation and probe his complicity in other crimes. Further investigation in the matter is going on,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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