A suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militant has been arrested in a joint operation by the Karnataka and Jammu and Kashmir police. The accused, Talib Hussain, was arrested on 5 June, police told the reporters.
According to police, Hussain had fled Jammu and Kashmir with his wife and children as the hunt for him was intensified by the armed forces, and was hiding in Bengaluru.
Hussain had allegedly taken shelter at a mosque in Srirampura here and used to deliver sermons during Friday prayers. As per the reports, Hussain had joined militancy in 2016 and was a key person in the Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist outfit in which he allegedly worked as the commander.