Top Hizb OGW arrested in Kishtwar: Police

Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a top over-ground worker of Hizbul Mujahideen in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, PTI reported.

Touseef Ahmad Gudna alias Abu Bakar was arrested on specific information Tuesday, a police spokesman said.

The arrest of the hardcore motivator came just two months after police claimed to have unearthed a module of the outfit planning to carry out grenade attacks and revive militancy in the district.

Gudna’s name came to the fore during interrogation of the two Hizbul Mujahideen activists who were arrested on July 1 and with his arrest, there is “likelihood of decrease in militant activities and reduction in the number of youth indulging in anti-national activities”, the spokesman said.

Gudna, a close associate of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Mohammad Amin alias Jehangir, was also involved in a militancy-related case registered in police station Parimpora in Srinagar last year.

He was also reportedly in contact with another militant Latti in 2017. Gudna allegedly helped transfer money to Jehangir’s wife, the spokesman said.

 

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