Three south Kashmir militants arrested in Rajouri

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SRINAGAR — Government forces on Saturday claimed to have arrested three south Kashmir militants along with arms and ammunition in Rajouri district of Jammu.

An official said that on a specific input, operation was launched in Rajouri town on the intervening night of Friday-Saturday and forces successfully nabbed the three militants belonging to south Kashmir.

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He identified the arrested trio as Rahil Bashir alias Ayaan Bhai of Pulwama, Amir Jan alias Hamza of Kakapora and Hafiz Younis Wani alias Zubair of Shopian.

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He said two AK-56 rifles, six AK magazines with 180 RDS, two Chinese Pistols, three Pistol magazines with 30 RDS, four grenades, two pouches and 1 lakh cash was recovered from the possession of arrested trio.

A police officer, while confirming the arrest of the trio, said that an FIR under relevant sections of law stands registered and further investigation is on.

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