Two Hizb associates arrested in Kupwara: Police

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Srinagar: The police claimed to have arrested two persons associated with the Hizbul Mujaheddin (HM) from north Kashmir’s Kupwara district and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession on Thursday.

As per the police statement, “on the basis of reliable information regarding the movement of ANEs, Handwara police along with [the army’s] 30 RR [Rashtriya Rifle] Langate and 92 BN CRPF [Central Reserve Police Force] laid a naka at Panditpora Kralgund. During checking of the vehicles and pedestrians, two suspicious persons on seeing the naka checking tried to escape from the spot but were chased and apprehended by the naka parties.”

The statement further claimed that the arrested persons on preliminary questioning disclosed their identity as, Asif Ahmad Dar, a resident of Tulwari Langate, and Muzamil Ahmad Peer, a resident of Muqam Shahwali Drugmulla, Kupwara, and on their personal search two pistols, two pistol-magazines, and twenty pistol rounds were recovered.

Adding further, the police claimed that “these associates were active since 2018 and have worked for many HM cadres. They have carried out many financial transactions for HM cadres, transported huge amount of arms and ammunitions to other parts of the valley and were also providing logistic support and shelter to active terrorists operating in the area.”

In this context, Case FIR NO 68/2020 U/S 7/25 Indian Arms Act, 13,18,20 UA(P) Act was registered in the police station Kralgund and investigation was taken up. (KNO)

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