Hizb militant active since last week arrested in Pulwama

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SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a Hizbul Mujahideen militant in south Kashmir’s Awantipora area.

As per a police statement, joint forces including soldiers from 42 Rashtriya Rifles, Jammu Kashmir Police and men from 42 Battalion CRPF caught hold of a man at Chandrigam check-point and during the search, one pistol along with a pistol magazine was recovered from him.

The arrested person has been identified as Danish Mohiuddin Ganai of Dadsara Awantipora.

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Police said that during questioning, Danish confessed that he works for the militant outfit Hizb and was active since last week.

An FIR (No. 221/22) has been registered at Police Station Awantipora and an investigation is underway, police said.

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