Srinagar: Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant was arrested in northern Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday afternoon during a search operation launched jointly by the forces and police in Mir Mohallah Bumhama area.
District police said that the arrested militant was wanted in several cases of arms and ammunition trade for several months, reported KNO.
Addressing a news conference at Joint Interrogation Centre (JIC) Kupwara soon after capturing the militant, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara Shriram Abbarkar told media persons that forces acting on specific inputs about the presence of one suspected wanted in several anti-national propaganda cases, Fayaz Ahamd Mir, son of Sanuallh Mir of Mir Mohallah Bumhama, a cordon and search operation was launched in the area.
“During the searches an Ak-47 along with a magazine and 25 live rounds were recovered from his possession,” Abbarkar said.
SSP Kupwara further stated that, several cases were already registered against him and he was on run for almost four months now. “The arrested militant used to work for different militant outfits in the past and rendered his time to expand militancy across the district. With his arrest we’re sure that militancy related work is almost halted,” SSP said.
He informed that the captured militant is still under interrogation and “we are hopeful that more recovery is made in days to come.”
“Back in 2007, an encounter also broke out at his house. With his arrest after being on run for several months, we are sure that militancy related activities with the district are wiped out, SSP said. He said that a case under FIR number 16/2020 under section 13,18-B, 38 ULA(P) Act, 7/25 A Act was registered at police station Kupwara. (KNO)